Six-Month Report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem Reporting period July-December 2019
July 3, 2020
Advancement of plans for settlement units in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continued on a high level in the second half of 2019 (July-December). 5,627 settlement units were advanced in different stages of the planning and implementation process (only plans, no tenders). 981 of the units pertain to settlements located in occupied East Jerusalem, and 4,646 to settlements located in other parts of the West Bank, including in locations deep in the West Bank.
2019 saw the highest number of settlement units (9,666) advanced through plans in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in the last 5 years.
There are approximately 220,000 Israeli settlers living in East Jerusalem, while the settler population in Area C of the West Bank is approximately 427,800. This brings the Israeli settler population in the West Bank to around 647,800 individuals in some 170 settlement locations and some 120 outposts.
Six-Month Report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank