Statistics can help track specific aspects of Israel settlement policy, but like any statistics, when cherry-picked they obscure more than they reveal.
I think that is a classic, coming from those who manage to cherry-pick and even misrepresent, twist and obscure data so well themselves.
Here's some more
...a single statistic is being exploited to obscure [a] track record...The totality of the facts tells the real story...checked only intermittently and temporarily, for tactical political purposes.__________
See now EOZ.