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Number of illegal settler-colonists shows marked increase

According to official statistics from Israel, the number of illegal Jewish settler-colonists in the Occupied West Bank has risen by 14,000 in the past 12 months. The statistics published by Israel’s Population Record Service reveals that the total number of settler-colonists in Jewish settlements in the West Bank reached 334,000 at the end of June.

The Kiryat Sefer settlement to the west of Ramallah has seen the highest increase, with an additional 3,550 ultra-orthodox Jews colonising the area.

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