Jerusalem – A new report released on Tuesday by the Jerusalem-based Center for Social Cohesion, reveals that Israel’s urban growth in recent years has been the most drastic in the region.
According to the study, the cities of Ramallah and the West Bank are the only two with a significant growth rate in the last decade.
In Ramallah, growth has been steady since 2000, while in the West the rate of increase is more than double, from about 1,800 to 1,900 per year.
In both places, the rate was higher than in the rest of Israel, with the Westbank being home to more than 80% of the countrys population.
The study, titled “Gentrification and Gentrification in Israel: Is it a Success Story?”, was authored by a team of researchers from the Center for Sociological and Developmental Research and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The authors, led by Dr. Moti Elitzur, a sociologist, wrote that the study shows that urbanization is not only being achieved by the state but also by the citys residents, who are now the ones who decide to take over the area.
According the report, the trend is evident in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, a city with a population of 1.7 million, there has been a steady increase in the density of residents over the past few decades.
The number of residents in the city has doubled, from 690,000 to 1.8 million, from 2000 to 2016.
According an analysis of the census, the urbanization rate in Israel is the highest in the Arab world.
In the first decade of the 21st century, the density rate was about 2.4 percent, while it rose to 4.3 percent in 2016.
This rate was even higher in the Tel Aviv region, where it was 4.7 percent.
Elitzur said that this increase is linked to the urban areas having a higher density, which means that there are fewer places for people to live, which also increases the chances of poverty.
According Elitzurs analysis, the biggest urban area, with a total population of almost 2 million people, is the settlement of Efrat.
The urbanization in Efrats population reached 5.5 percent in 2015.
In Jerusalem, the highest density area is the city of Jerusalem, with more than 8,000 people living there.
The city is also one of the main hubs of the Tel Beni Moshe community, with its population of more than 40,000.
According these figures, the total density in Jerusalem is more like 20,000 per square meter than in Tel Aviv.
In Tel Aviv, the population density is closer to 3,000, but in Jerusalem, it is more such as 20,400.
In both cities, the average monthly household income is higher than $1,200, but there is no difference in the rates of social exclusion.
In Efratz, there is also a large gap in the amount of social housing.
According to Elitzurus study, a person in Efarat can afford one month’s rent and one month of social assistance, while the average income for a person living in the settlement is about $2,600.
Elizur said the urban expansion has also increased the rate at which the poor have to leave the area, and therefore, gentrification is a very important aspect of Israeli urban life.
Eltzur noted that in many of the neighborhoods in the settlements, the city is taking away from the poor.
In the settlement areas of Efarit and Jerusalem, there are also large numbers of people who are living in illegal structures, like small plots of land that are being confiscated.
The findings of the study indicate that Israel has made a huge progress in gentrification in the past decades.
But there is still a long way to go, as the urban development has yet to reach a critical mass.
The researchers said that in the long term, gentrifying Jerusalem will only be possible if the population of the city increases, as in many other cities in the Middle East.