Study: Americans make up 15% of settler population in West Bank

Fifteen percent of the total Jewish settler population in the West Bank are Americans, a Oxford University scholar revealed Friday, detailing for the first time the number of US citizens living beyond the Green Line, according to Newsweek.

Speaking at the Limmud conference in Jerusalem, Sara Yael Hirschhorn, in a promotional lecture for her soon-to-be published book, said that out of the approximately 400,000 Jews living in the West Bank, 60,000 were Americans. The figures did not include east Jerusalem, Newsweek added.

"This provides hard evidence that this constituency is strikingly over-represented, both within the settler population itself and within the total population of Jewish American immigrants in Israel," Hirschhorn said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Study-Americans-make-up-15-percent-of-settler-population-in-West-Bank-413610

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