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Israeli settlements are Israeli civilian communities in the Israeli-occupied territories (lands that were captured from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War). Such settlements currently exist in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The latter two areas are governed under Israeli civil law but all three territories are considered to be under military occupation by the international community. Eighteen settlements formerly existed in the Sinai Peninsula and twenty-one in the Gaza Strip. All of these areas areas were withdrawn from in 1982 and 2005, respectively. As of July 2009, approximately 304,569 Israelis live in the 121 officially-recognised settlements in the West Bank, a further 192,000 Israelis live in settlements in East Jerusalem and over 20,000 live in settlements in the Golan Heights. Settlements range in their character from farming communities to suburbs to frontier villages, and, in the case of East Jerusalem, city...
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