TABLE 1

Israeli Settlements in the Gaza Strip

Summary Information Part I*

Settlement

Original est’ment

Current est’ment

Location

Arab Village Settlement Built on

Elei Sinai

1983

1983

Northern Bloc

Beit Lahia

Bedolah

1983

1986

Gush Katif

Rafah

Bnei Atzmon

1979

1979

Gush Katif

Rafah

Dugit

1990

1990

Northern Bloc

Beit Lahia

Gadid

1979

1982

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Gan Or

1980

1983

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Ganei Tal

1978

1979

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Katif

1973

1986

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Kfar Darom

1970

1990

N. of Gush Katif (isolated)

Deir al-Balah

Kfar Yam

1984

1984

Gush Katif

 

Morag

1972

1987

E. of Rafah (isolated)

Rafah

Netzarim

1972

1984

S. of Gaza City (isolated)

Gaza, Abu Middein land

Netzer Hazani

1973

1977

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Neve Dekalim

1983

1983

Gush Katif

Khan Younis

Nissanit

1982

1984

Northern Bloc

Beit Lahia

Peat Sadeh

1989

1989

Gush Katif

Rafah

Rafiah Yam

1984

1986

Gush Katif

Rafah

Tel Katifa

1992

1992

Gush Katif

 

Two columns have been included for year of establishment due to the wide discrepancies witnessed with regard to this information from various sources. This would appear to be a result of the fact that individual settlements have often passed through several phases of existence, such as military outpost, kibbutz, moshav, and regular settlement, and different sources have chosen to mark the official establishment of a settlement at various phases. The left column in this table contains the earliest date noted for the establishment of each settlement. The right column is the official year of establishment as designated by the Regional Council, and appears to refer to the year the current community in each settlement took up residence. (i.e. see p. 74 concerning Kfar Darom settlement).


TABLE 2

Israeli Settlements in the Gaza Strip

Summary Information Part II

Settlement

Population

No. of Families

Area allocated (dunams)

Area of Urban Zone (dunams)

Elei Sinai

300

60

478

175

Bedolah

220

34

1,456

150

Bnei Atzmon

450

56

1,500

141.6

Dugit

70

18

180

258

Gadid

250

40

1,470

733.3

Gan Or

280

47

1,692

1,000

Ganei Tal

400

65

2,193

750

Katif

250

50

2,050

400

Kfar Darom

200

42

317

50

Kfar Yam

9

3

not available

not available

Morag

150

24

1,229

50

Netzarim

220

41

2,200

858

Netzer Hazani

380

57

2,050

816.6

Neve Dekalim

2,000

400

1,943

300

Nissanit

550

160

1,620

41.6

Peat Sadeh

85

15

1,518

41

Rafiah Yam

120

23

568

50

Tel Katifa

2

1

176

not available

TOTAL

5,936

1,136

22,640

6248.1


TABLE 3

Population Growth in Israeli Settlements in

the Gaza Strip

Settlement

Pop.

12/12/91

Pop.

12/12/94

Pop.

12/12/95

% Change since 1994

% Change since 1991

Current Pop. (According to Regional Council)

Elei Sinai

300

231

244

6

30

300

Bedolah

150

180

201

12

34

220

Bnei Atzmon

200

455

476

5

138

450

Dugit

80

*

*

 

 

70

Gadid

190

331

332

1

75

250

Gan Or

200

252

257

2

29

280

Ganei Tal

300

411

394

 

 

400

Katif

100

166

193

16

93

250

Kfar Darom

130

196

219

12

68

200

Kfar Yam

 

 

 

 

 

9

Morag

70

*

*

 

 

150

Netzarim

20

164

207

26

935

220

Netzer Hazani

300

402

404

1

35

380

Neve Dekalim

1100

1,600

1,640

3

49

2,000

Nissanit

60

323

415

28

592

550

Peat Sadeh

80

*

*

 

 

85

Rafiah Yam

130

137

129

 

 

120

Tel Katifa

 

 

 

 

 

2

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

5,936

* Indicates numbers that the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics stated it could not release for security reasons.


TABLE 4

Land Use for Agricultural Production by the Israeli Settlements

in the Gaza Strip*

Product

Geographical Area (in dunams)

Tomatoes

500

Cherry Tomatoes

480

Sweet Peppers

100

Organic Vegetables

220

Spices

90

Lettuce/Cabbage

500

Flowers

200

Houseplants

100

*Source: Hof ‘Azza Regional Council


TABLE 5

Settler Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip*

Year

Estimated Population*

Percent Increase

1995

147,220

5 %

1994

140,000

17 %

1993

120,000

7 %

1992

112,000

22 %

1991

92,000

21 %

1990

76,000

10 %

1989

69,000

8 %

1988

63,600

10 %

1987

57,700

13 %

1986

51,100

16 %

1985

44,100

25 %

1984

35,200

54 %

1983

22,800

9 %

1982

21,000

30 %

1981

16,119

30 %

1980

12,424

24 %

1979

10,000

36 %

1978

7,361

67 %

1977

4,400

39 %

1976

3,176

23 %

1975

2,581

28 %

1974

2,019

33 %

1973

1,514

28 %

1972

1,182

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*Population figures do not include annexed Jerusalem. Figures vary according to the source, and those used above should be considered conservative approximations. Source: Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories, January 1996. (Used with permission.)

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