Israeli Expansion 1946 - 2000

Israeli Expansion 1946 - 2000
Israeli Expansion 1946 - 2000

Illegal Israeli Settler Population on Palestinian Land

The Situation

The maps and chart above show that there has been a land-grab of historic proportions. More than half a million Israeli settlers are now occupying land illegally: most of them are in the West Bank.

The photograph below is of the settlement "Ariel". In Spring 1978 this did not exist, now it is home to around 20,000 settlers. This is not the work of religious fundamentalists. The settlements are expanding at 5-6% p.a. as a result of Israeli government policy.

Obviously water is one of the most precious natural resources. It is distributed as follows: Settlers 1,450 cu.m. per year, Palestinians 83. The lawns and swimming pool say it all!

Agricultural produce is the most important product arriving in the UK. Sometimes, as with Barkan, Yarden and Palwin wines, it's certain that it's from a settlement. In other cases the settlement produce is mixed with Israeli and labelled as coming from Israel. Other times still, as recently, the deception is unbelievable: dates were labelled as coming from South Africa!

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Articles by Archbishop Tutu

Apartheid in the Holy Land

Of Occupation and Apartheid

Nelson Mandela:

".. we know that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians."


Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign
Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Labour Friends of Palestine
Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine
Methodist Church Boycott
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Quaker Boycott
War on Want


Nelson Mandela: Memorandum
The Tesco Saga
Settlements a few Facts
Signatures so far Include
Email Address

Ariel Settlement Swimming Pool - Water use is 83% Israeli

Ariel Settlement Swimming  Pool - Water use is 83% Israeli
Look at the landscape in the background and compare with the lawn and swimming pool.