More than one million Israeli Jewish settlers live in 503 Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, a reported issued by law expert on Monday revealed.
The Palestinian expert in international law Hanna Issa said in the statement that 474 settlements are located in the occupied West Bank and 29 in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Issa reported the Israeli NGO Peace Now stating that the population growth in the Israeli Jewish settlement is rising more than it is in Israel.
He also noted that the Israeli Separation Wall which Israel has been building in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem swallowed up to 20 per cent of the occupied Palestinian lands.
It is worth noting that Israeli settlement is a violation of article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention which banned Israel from transferring its settlers to the occupied territories.