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Metro Montréal Issues Correction: Israel To Build New Apartments, Not New Settlements

by Michelle Whiteman

Metro Montréal Issues Correction: Israel To Build New Apartments, Not New Settlements

French version follows English:

In the January 7 edition of Metro Montréal, a headline stated the following: “Israel Announces New Settlements”.

This statement was incorrect. As the article went on the explain, Israel announced new apartments, not new settlements in the West Bank.

In the interests of a peace agreement, Israel has refrained from building new settlements in the West Bank and from expanding the territory of existing settlements. New homes are being built strictly within the boundaries of existing settlements.

HRC contacted the editors at Metro Montréal who expressed regret over the error and promptly issued the following correction:

“In the January 7 edition, the article entitled “Israel Announces New Settlements” should have instead read “Israel Announces New Housing”. The term “settlement” makes reference to a settlement area in the Palestinian territories, while the word “housing” refers to houses built in existing settlements. Our apologies” .

Metro Montréal publie une précision: Israël construit de nouveaux appartments, pas de nouvelles colonies.

Dans l’édition du 7 Janvier  de Métro Montréal, une manchette a affirmé qu ‘» Israël annonce de nouvelles colonies « . Cette affirmation est inexacte ainsi que l’explique l’article : « Le gouvernement israélien a donné son approbation finale à la construction de 272 nouveaux appartements dans les colonies de Cisjordanie ».

Dans l’intérêt d’un accord de paix, Israël s’est abstenue de construire de nouvelles colonies en Cisjordanie et d’agrandir des colonies existantes. Les nouveaux appartements sont construits dans les strictes limites des colonies existantes.

HRC a contacté les éditeurs de Métro Montréal qui ont regretté l’erreur et ont publié la rectification suivante:

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