Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Colonizers’ trips to occupied Palestine has increased by 31 percent in 2021 so far, according to data released Sunday by the Israeli government ahead of an Israeli day on Tuesday to celebrate Zionists deciding to move to occupied Palestine.
According to the data, the largest number of colonizers this year has been from Russia (5,075) despite a 5% decrease in the number coming from the country since last year.
There have been 3,104 new colonizers from the United States, an increase of 41% on the first nine months of 2020.
Also, 2,819 new colonizers came from France (up 55%), 2,123 from Ukraine (up 4%), 780 from Belarus (up 69%), 633 from Argentina (up 46% ), 490 from the United Kingdom (up 20% ), 438 from Brazil (up 4% ), 1,589 from Ethiopia and 373 from South Africa (up 56%).
According to the data, more than half of the Zionist colonizers this year are under age 35, with about 23.4% age 0-17 and 33.4% age18-35. In addition, 16.3% were age 36-50, 13% were 51-64 and 13.9% were over 65.
The new colonizers were distributed to occupied Jerusalem, Haifa, Asdood, Tel Aviv, and settlements.
“I am pleased to launch Aliyah Week for 2021 where we salute olim [immigrants] for their contribution to the State of Israel. I worked in the government to ensure aliyah does not stop for a moment — also during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns — because aliyah is the realization of the Zionist dream,” Israeli Minister of immigration Pnina Tamano-Shata said in an English-language statement, using the religious terms.