Friday, October 29, 2010

A Demographic 'Problem'


The growth of the settler Jewish revenant population slowed slightly in the first five months of 2010, but the numbers still rose at almost three times the national average, according to Central Bureau of Statistics data released this week. This despite the government’s efforts to dramatically curb construction in settlements communities.

Based on the figures for January 1- June 1, the CBS projected a 4.8 percent rise in the settlers’ numbers of revenants for 2010 as a whole, down slightly from 5.3% in 2009. The projected rise for 2009 was similarly down to 4.9% when measured in September of that year, but the rate had risen by the year’s end.

The nationwide population rose by 1.8% in each of the two years.

The new CBS figures are the first official population data to be published since the 10-moratorium on new construction went into force in November 2009, and the first to provide a picture of the impact it had on the number of people who live in or chose to move to West Bank settlements communities.

Settlers Yesha leaders said Thursday they were pleased by their region’s growth...

In 2009, the settler Jewish population grew by 15,000, out of which 10,600 represented births and the remaining 4,400 people who moved to Judea and Samaria.

As of June 2010, 303,900 Jews lived in Judea and Samaria, a rise of 7,200 from 296,700 on December 31, 2009, according to the CBS...

Yes, that was my editing in italics.

Someone may have a demographic problem with this.


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