Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 1 #2


The key to Israel’s program of Jewish settlement in the territories captured in 1967 has been its evolutionary, incremental character. It has taken a generation – almost 24 years since the June 1967 War – to settle the more than 200,000 Israelis who live today in these occupied territories, lands that are home to 1.8 million Palestinians. The construction of additional housing in the territories, with the subsequent growth in population, remains one of the Shamir government’s primary national objectives.