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Ariel

Ariel is an Israeli settlement and city in the central West Bank, part of the Israeli-occupied territories, approximately 20km east of the Green Line and 34km west of the Jordan border. Ariel was first established in 1978 and its population was in, composed of veteran and young Israelis, English-speaking immigrants, and immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, with an additional influx of 10,000 students. It is the fourth largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, after Modi'in Illit, Beitar Illit, and Ma'ale Adumim.The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.Ariel's jurisdiction spans 14677dunam, and borders the Palestinian towns and villages Salfit, Marda and Iskaka. According to B'Tselem, within Ariel's municipal area there are several enclaves of privately owned Palestinian land, whose owners are not allowed access to them.EtymologyAriel, literally means 'Lion of God'. "Ari" in Hebrew is also a synonym for bravery and courage and it is also the symbol of the tribe of Judah. The city of Ariel is named after Jerusalem. Ariel in the Hebrew Bible is one of the names for Jerusalem and the Temple of Jerusalem .
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