Israeli settlement in the West Bank and Gaza

May 4, 2013

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Note: The data here do not include settlers and construction in the eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, i.e., those areas of the West Bank that are included by Israel in the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem.

Data sources: Statistical abstract of Israel, various years; B’tselem report, By Hook or By Crook. Table 1 (based on Statistical abstract of Israel, various years). Data: 1, 2.

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2 Responses to “Israeli settlement in the West Bank and Gaza”


  1. OK, what does it mean?

    It appears to me that the number of new settlers is stable or slightly rising, and the number of new apartments is dencreasing.

    This would imply an in increase in household size, and large household sizes are associated with the Orthodox, but that is just a guess on my part.

  2. Yoram Gat Says:

    Yes – I am not sure what this means. Seems odd. Maybe the spike of construction during the end of the 1990’s created a surplus of apartments that is being utilized now? Maybe the construction statistics are not reliable? Maybe the new settler population is mostly children in existing households?

    I am curious to see where this goes over the next few years.

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