This paper seeks to identify a phenomenon that has emerged in recent years among Israeli Jewish settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, called the "price tag". It appears to be a loose organization though it is directed by a central leadership. This organization seeks to further strengthen Jewish settlement in the West Bank and, to achieve this aim, uses violence and terrorism, primarily against Palestinians and their property in the West Bank, as well as "price tagging" the different departments of the Israeli authorities in protest against them not fully adopting their policies over settlement. The paper covers the background of the emergence of the price tag organization, its organizational structure and composition, and the intellectual background it bases itself on.
Since its further occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, Israel has been continuously strengthening its settlement in these areas. Through perseverance to increase settlement, successive Israeli governments aim to create a new demographic reality in the West Bank, seeking to Judaize the largest area possible in preparation of its annexation to Israel as a future solution, whether this is a de facto and statutory solution imposed by Israel or one agreed upon with the Palestinian leadership. All Israeli governments initiated, in the past decades and in the vast majority of cases, the establishment and expansion of Jewish settlements, and an increase in the number of settlers, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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