Less than 1% of state land in West Bank allocated to Palestinians
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Less than 1% of state land in West Bank allocated to Palestinians

Over the past 33 years, Jewish settlers reportedly received some 99,000 acres of state lands as opposed to 2,150 for Arabs

The West Bank settlement of Ariel (photo credit: Gili Yaari/FLASH90)
The West Bank settlement of Ariel (photo credit: Gili Yaari/FLASH90)

JTA — Israel has allocated less than 1 percent of state land in the West Bank to Palestinians, compared to 38% to settlers, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

The figures cover 33 years and are from Civil Administration documents submitted to the High Court of Justice.

Those documents show that Palestinians received 2,150 acres of state lands during that period, while approximately 99,000 acres were allocated to the World Zionist Organization.

Most of the Jewish settlements, both residences and agricultural land, are built on this land.

An additional 165,807 acres of West Bank land are still held by the Israeli government.

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