More than a half million settlers in West Bank, East Jerusalem

[ 07/07/2011 – 03:22 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli Population Registry said Thursday that there are more than 334,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

According to Israeli media outlets, data suggests that the greatest hike in settler population was recorded in Kiryat Sever.

But the figure does not include settlements surrounding occupied Jerusalem. The latest data shows that nearly 180,000 Jews have settled there, placing the number of Jewish settlers in the territories occupied after 1967 at over a half million.

In previous reports published in October 2010, a significant increase in the settler population of the West Bank was highlighted in light of the settlement moratorium that year.

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