The Independent offers not a scintilla of of proof for their assertion. Not even close. Defensive war is not illegal. Egypt had given Israel Cassus Belli by closing the straits of Tiran. Jordan and Syria were firing on Israeli towns. How could the Six Day War have been illegal?
What Independent tells us instead has no relation at all to the headline:
A senior legal official who secretly warned the government of Israel after the Six Day War of 1967 that it would be illegal to build Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories has said, for the first time, that he still believes that he was right.
A SECRET memo proves that the Israeli government knew that its occupation of Palestinian land was illegal...
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