Dry Bones Live: Jewish Growth In The West Bank To Approach One Million
PNW - The latest edition of the "West Bank Jewish Population Stats Report," commissioned annually by former Member of Knesset and National Union Party head Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz, shows a 2.62 percent growth in 2020, and a 17 percent in growth in the past five years, in the number of Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, more commonly known as the West Bank. According to the report, some 475,481 Jews currently call these regions home.
The statistics do not take into account the more than 325,000 Jewish residents of Old City Jerusalem or the eastern neighbors of the capital city, who are also viewed as living over the so-called "Green Line," or 1949 armistice lines, in towns and neighborhoods established since Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Katz, who began to document West Bank population statistics in 2009, told JNS that "the statistics are important because they show that our presence in these areas in the biblical heartland is irreversible."
Referring to those who believe that Israel must relinquish some land to the Palestinian Authority for "peace" or in order to create an official Arab entity in the West Bank, Katz said that "as long as we are succeeding to bring more Jews to live in Judea, Samaria and to the Golan Heights, this shows that it will be impossible to cram us together into Tel Aviv and its suburbs. And that is the most important message generated from my research."
Based on the report's projections, more than 1 million Jewish....READ MORE
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