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13% of Israeli army officers are settlers

February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

According to a statistical study conducted by an Israeli army magazine called ‘The Camp’, approximately 13% of regular officers in the Israeli army live in settlements built on the lands of the occupied West Bank.

The study, whose findings were published on Haaretz newspaper’s Hebrew website, showed that the majority of these settler officers live in the settlement of Eili to the south of Nablus city { north of the West bank} and highlighted that 39% of these officers were from the Golani and Nahal military brigades.

The results of the study also show that the Israeli Golani military brigade was recorded as having the highest number of its officers living in settlements. About 20% of Golani’s officers were settlers compared to 19% of officers in the Nahal brigade.

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