Reuters calls Judea and Samaria the “occupied West Bank,” but doesn’t bother to explain exactly whose land the Israelis are supposed to be occupying. The reader is meant to understand that this is occupied “Palestinian” land, but in all of history there never was a “Palestinian” state for Israel to occupy its land. This land was part of the British Mandate for a Jewish National Home, which is Israel. In other words, the land belongs to Israel and to no other state, and thus is not occupied at all.
“Palestinians fire on bus with Israeli troops in West Bank, 6 hurt,” Reuters, September 4, 2022:
JORDAN VALLEY, West Bank, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Palestinians fired on an Israeli bus on a desert highway in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli military authorities and medics said, wounding five soldiers and the driver in an attack that suggested violence may be spiralling anew.
The incident, in which authorities said two suspected gunmen were detained as they tried to escape, took place within driving distance of Jenin and Nablus, Palestinian cities that have seen months of intensive and often lethal Israeli security sweeps.
Witnesses said Palestinians in a car overtook the bus, spraying it with bullets and, when it came to a halt, tried to torch it. Israeli TV aired footage of a car ablaze after, it said, a firebomb went off inside.
There was no immediate Palestinian claim of responsibility, but a spokesman for Islamist Hamas praised the attack as “proof that all attempts by the Occupation (Israel) to stop the escalating resistance operations in the West Bank have failed”.
Israel has stepped up raids in the West Bank over recent months after several deadly attacks by Palestinians in its cities between March and May….