For centuries, Palestine (a territory) was occupied by the Ottoman Empire. From 1948 to 1967, what is now called the West Bank was occupied by Jordan. Palestine is not a nation, which means that Israel is not 'occupying' Palestinian territory. The West Bank is a disputed territory at best, about which there are parties trying to negotiate, and in which a group of people are trying to set up a nation.
The attempt to associate Israel with the former apartheid state of South Africa is reprehensible, as any person who is aware of the makeup of Israel should know. In Israel there are numerous ethnic groups that have a vote, have representation in parliament (eg parliamentarians from that particular ethnic group), serve in the Israeli army, own land, do business, ie, they are citizens like the majority ethnic group, the Jews.
As far as western media reporting goes, it's like this.
"Rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip".
"Look at those horrible Israelis, look at them killing all those people, nasty, evil, blah, blah, blah".
Essentially, much of the western media spends lots of time on what they consider a disproportionate action by Israel, glossing over what it is a response to.
I just wish people would get their facts straight, learn to use English (or adopted words) correctly, and stop being abusive. Ridicule and abuse are generally tools of people who have no argument to make, or have no ability to counter arguments made.