RAMALLAH, June 12, 2012 (WAFA) - For each 10 Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, seven Jewish settlers live in illegal settlements built on Palestinian land since the city’s occupation in 1967, said a report by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on Tuesday.
It said that the total number of Israeli settlers in and around East Jerusalem reached 262,000 residing in 26 illegal settlements.
It said that there are 16 illegal settlements in the Israeli-annexed part of occupied East Jerusalem, with 196,000 settlers, and 10 settlements in areas outside the Jerusalem city borders set by Israel in 1967, where 66,000 settlers live.
The population in Jerusalem accounted for 9.2% of the total population in the Palestinian Territory while the unemployment rate in Jerusalem for individuals aged 15 years and over reached 13.2% in 2011, it said.
The estimated population in Jerusalem governorate by mid-2012 was about 397,000 including 246,000 inhabitants in the annexed area and 151,000 inhabitants outside it.