Jewish settlers in
the West BankJudea and Samaria have crossed the 350,000 mark this year, according to new Interior Ministry figures.
As of July 2012, some 350,150 Jewish settlers live in Jewish communities in the West Bank, 15,580 more than last year.
If the settlement enterprise keeps on growing at that rate, a population of about 4.5 percent per year, there will be half a million Jews in the area within a few years, according to Interior Ministry date quoted by National Union chairman MK Yaakov Katz.
These figures do not include 300,000 Jews living in East Jerusalem and other neighborhoods of the capital located outside the Green Line, Katz said.
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