Number of settlers in the West Bank exceeded half million settlers

Press Release by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Israeli Settlements in the Palestinian Territory in 2011

The number of settlements in the West Bank totaled 144, the majority of them in Jerusalem governorate: 26 settlements of which 16 have been annexed by Israel.

 

Number of Settlers in the Settlements in the West Bank, by Year and Region

Year

Region

West Bank    *

Jerusalem   (J1)

West Bank

2006 274,885 190,534 465,419
2007 288,726 193,485 482,211
2008 304,283 197,071 501,354
2009 318,971 192,768 511,739
2010 327,761(R) 196,178 523,939(R)
2011 337,285 199,647 536,932

 

* Data doesn’t include those parts of Jerusalem which were Annexed by Israel in 1967. R: revised data

Most of settlers (267,643) are concentrated in Jerusalem governorate (50 % of the total settlers in the West Bank), of them 199,647 settlers in  in Jerusalem Area (J1).  (Those parts of Jerusalem, which were annexed by Israel in 1967), followed by Ramallah & Al-Bireh governorate (100,501 settlers), then Bethlehem governorate (59.414 settlers), then Salfit governorate (34.946 settlers). While the lowest Governorate of settlers was Tubas governorates with 1,489 settlers.

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