Thursday, August 15, 2013

How The Other Side Counts Us - 40-Fold

The Palestinian Census Bureau has reported:

...most of the settlements are concentrated in occupied Jerusalem, as there are 26 official settlements in the city, followed by the central West Bank district of Ramallah and Al-Biereh (24 settlements).
Hebron comes in third with 19 illegal settlements, followed by 17 more settlements in the Palestinian Plains area. The northern West Bank district of Qalqilia has three settlements, the lowest number of settlements in all of the West Bank.

The Census Bureau added that, by the end of 2012, the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank reached approximately 563.546 settlers, comparing to 538.781 settlers in 2011. This shows a 4.6% increase in the number of settlers.

It further stated that the number of settlers increased 40 fold between the years of 1972 and 2013.

In addition, the number of settlers increased by 2.8% since the beginning of this year until the end of July, due to the illegal expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied Palestine.

The number of settlers in occupied Jerusalem is (203.176) settlers, (49.2%) of the entire settler population, while the number of settlers in the Ramallah and Al-Biereh District is (107.586), in addition to (66.392) settlers in Bethlehem, and (35.138) settlers in Salfit.

Tubas central West Bank district has the lowest number of settlers comparing to the rest of Palestine as 1.452 settlers live in the district.


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