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When you hear the words “Israeli settler,” you might think religious, radical, living in the middle of nowhere. But the truth is there are all kinds of settlers and all kinds of settlements.

There are so many reasons people live in the settlements – and they’re not always what you think.

Some settlers live in the West Bank for ideological reasons; others live there because it’s cheap. Some settlers are religious; others are secular. Some settlers made a conscious decision to live in Judea and Samaria; others grew up there and want to be close to family.

This week we’re breaking through the stereotypes, shutting down the misconceptions and learning a thing or two about the settlers and the settler movement.