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Population

More then 3 Million people live in the West Bank, 88% of them are Palestinians.

Number of Settlements132

Settlements in the West Bank that were officially established by the government (East Jerusalem excluded).

Number of Outposts113

Outposts are settlements that were established since the 1990's without government approval and are considered illegal according to Israeli law.

Out of 126 outposts established: 2 outposts were evicted (Migron and Amona); 15 outposts were legalized (three as independent settlements and 12 as "neighborhoods" of existing settlements); at least 35 outposts are in the process of being legalized. The outposts phenomenon started mainly under Netanyahu as Prime Minister in 1996, and it was stopped in 2005. In 2012 the government of Netanyahu started to established illegal outposts again.