Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained | Illegal Israeli Settelemts in Palestine

History not told

The largest settlement, Modi’in Illit, houses more than 64,000 Israeli Jews in the occupied West Bank. The mega-settlement has its own mayor, as well as schools, shopping malls and medical centres.

Some settlements even have their own universities.

In the 1880s, the community of Palestinian Jews, known as the Yishuv, amounted to three percent of the total population. They were apolitical and did not aspire to build a modern Jewish state.

But in the late 19th century, the Zionist movement – a political ideology – grew out of Eastern Europe, claiming that Jews were a nation or race that deserved a modern “Jewish state”.

Israel controls some 90 percent about six times more w of the water resources

Israeli settlers use about six times more water than the 3.1 million Palestinians in the West Bank do.

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