Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Ariel

Ariel (Hebrew: אֲרִיאֵל; Arabic: اريئيل‎) is an Israeli settlement and a city in the central West Bank, some 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) east of the Green Line, and 34 kilometres (21 mi) west of the Jordan River. Ariel was first established in 1978 and its current population stands at about 18,000 (2011) 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 14,677 dunams (14.677 km2; 5.667 sq mi), and borders the Palestinian towns and villages Salfit, Marda and Iskaka. Within Ariel's municipal area there are several enclaves of privately owned Palestinian land, whose owners are not allowed access to them.

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