The territorial blocks are the areas with a large Jewish presence and little
or no Palestinian presence. The blocks are joined or united to the Green Line.
• Maale Adumim Block – 52,000 Israelis spread in a 60 km2 municipality.
• Givat Zeev Block – Located north-east of Jerusalem, with a 25 km2 extension, inhabited by 20,000 Israelis.
• Gush Etzion Block – 72 km2, with 48,000 Israelis living in 9 cities.
• Modiin-Illit Block – A land of 11 km2 with 70,000 Israelis in 4 colonies.
• Ariel Block – About 60,000 settlers in 13 villages in an area of 80 km2.
• Karnei Shomron Block – 20,000 people in a 78 km2 territory.
In the large territorial blocks of Jewish settlements of Judea and Samaria, there are 270,000-290,000 Israelis, comprising 65% of the 448,672 Israelis that live in 326 km2 (5.70% of all the West Bank). According to this information, Israelis that live beyond the Green Line and in Jerusalem or in the Territorial Blocks, comprise 75.58% of the total.
In his article “How Many Settlers Need to be Evacuated to Make Way for
a Palestinian State?” Ori Mark (Haaretz) explains that there are 33 “isolated”
settlements with 46,000 people, about 9,800 families, a number that can be
compared to a large Israeli neighborhood.
In 2018, Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua wrote in Haaretz: “The solution of
two states is disappearing because of the constant expansion of the settlements
in Judea and Samaria”. In October 2015, writer Gideon Levy (Haaretz) stated
that the solution of having two states “was lost” because of the expansion of
the settlements. However, and according to sound data, both Yehoshua and
Levy are wrong.