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Israeli right-wing party aims at 1 million settlers

HaBayit HaYehudi Party Chairman Naftali Bennett said that he is aiming for 1 million settlers in the West Bank by the end of next year.
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At a festive toast on Aug. 26 ahead of the Jewish New Year that starts next week, HaBayit HaYehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett told West Bank settlement leaders that he envisioned having 1 million settlers by the end of the coming Jewish year.

A comprehensive 2017 analysis by Haaretz newspaper, based on data of the Central Bureau of Statistics from 2015, puts the number of settlers in the West Bank at some 380,000. The figures are partial, according to the analysis, since they do not include Israeli Jews living in east Jerusalem, estimated to number some 210,000. Data compiled by the human rights group B'Tselem indicate that at the end of 2015, there were 127 settlements, excluding 15 Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and the Jewish settlement in Hebron, and another 100 smaller settlement outposts.

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