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Settlers (Israel)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 304
Country: Israel
Date formed: June 25, 1981
Details of Formation: government authorised an added 'civil guard unit' 1991
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; ideology; village/rural
Location: Occupied Territories
Force Strength: [20000, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): self-defense and security
Other Information: Note that they are located in the Occupied Territories and not in Israel. Added 'civil guard' unit in 1991. 20000 armed males estimated in 1994.