A new report of the Macro Center for Political Economics shows that the Israeli government spending on settlements and settlers in all aspects of life is more than double their percentage of the total population of Israel. This is particularly the case in government-sponsored settlement construction. While settlers comprised 4.5% of the total Israeli population, settlement construction accounted for 10.2% of the total government construction. This percentage does not include settlers in settlement quarters in occupied Jerusalem.
According to recently published statistics, nearly 400,000 settlers reside in the occupied West Bank. Added to these, 210,000 settlers have lived in occupied Jerusalem since 1967. Accordingly, the settler population totals 610,000.