A look at Israeli settler population growth
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Here is a look at the growth in the population of Israel's West Bank settlements over the past decade, including the past five years under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with growth of the overall Israeli and Palestinian populations.
2003 2008 2013
Israeli overall population: 6.75 million 7.42 million 8.13 million
Growth 9.9 percent 9.6 percent
West Bank settlement population: 221,898 290,311 355,993
Growth: 31 percent 23 percent
Settlements inside barrier: 168,713 222,121 274,115
Growth: 32 percent 23 percent
Settlements outside barrier: 53,185 68,190 81,878
Growth: 28 percent 20 percent
Palestinian population: 2.09 million 2.39 million 2.72 million
Growth 14 percent 14 percent
Sources: Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, Peace Now and Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Note: Israeli figures are year-end numbers, while Palestinian figures are mid-year estimates. The Palestinians figures include an estimated 300,000 Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem.