Israel is already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with a density of 350 people per square kilometer. 85% of the Jewish population is concentrated on the Mediterranean coastline, where the population density reaches 570 people per square kilometer. The vast majority (80%) of territories now being held in reserve for expansion of future generations are to be found in the Negev and the Galilee.
However, in recent years, these reserved lands are diminishing at a rapid pace because of illegal encroachment by Arabs in the Galilee and by Bedouins in the Negev. These lands are further threatened by recent attacks aimed at Zionist institutions such as the KKL.
The IZS has already initiated a study of this threat to future generations and will embark on a major public initiative.