Published December 17, 2021 at Do Justice.
As the end of the year approaches, many of us long for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Our hope and advocacy efforts focus on bringing an end to the occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza that began in 1967. At that time, small groups of Jewish citizens began to settle in the West Bank and became known as “settlers.” By 2018, according to Peace Now, the Israeli settlement population grew to more than 400,000 Israelis. Today, more than 125 settlements exist in the West Bank, formally approved by the Israeli government. You can see these small (and sometimes large) cities scattered across the hilltops through much of the West Bank.
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