Jewish settlements make up 1.5-5% of the land in Judea and Samaria/ West Bank.
Majority of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria/ West Bank would be integrated into Israel by the terms of any two-state-solution-with-land-swaps negotionations.
Settlements were not an obstacle to peace with Egypt: Israel had settlements in the Sinai and removed its citizens from there once a peace with Anwar Sadat was enacted.
- Many of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria/ West Bank consist of communities settled about 80 years ago on land bought almost a century ago. Their inhabitants were either massacred or expelled by Jordanian forces in Israel's War of Independence, and rebuilt after the Six Day War.
- According to a drafter of the cease-fire lines agreement that led to the creation of the demarcated Judea and Samaria/ West Bank lines, the boundary "is not to be construed in any sense as a political or territorial boundary, and is delineated without prejudice to rights, claims or positions of either party to the Armistice as regards ultimate settlement of the Palestine question.”
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Settelments: an obstacle to peace?
Jewish settlements in the West Bank are often portrayed as an obstacle to peace, or even the biggest obstacle to a two-state solution. However, aside from the fact that Palestinian rejectionism has little to do with West Bank settlements and much more to do with a desire to "liberate all of historic Palestine," the Jewish communities outside the Green Line pose no demographic or security threat to a future Palestinian state and take up only a tiny percentage of the total land area of the West Bank. Additionally, Israel has previously dismantled and evacuated settlements in the Sinai and Gaza in the interest of peace. In the latter instance, Gazans celebrated their territory becoming Judenrein by electing Hamas, a genocidal terrorist organization committed to the ethnic cleansing of all Israel. Just five settlement blocs, all within a few miles of the 1948 borders, are home to a majority of Jews living in the West Bank and are expected to remian part of Israel in any peace agreement.
Debunking settlements rhetoric:
Views on settlements:
Former Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's Clip explaining settlements: