Ariel (Hebrew: אֲרִיאֵל; Arabic: اريئيل) is an Israeli settlement and a city in the West Bank. Ariel was established in 1978. Its population at the end of 2009 was 17,600, including 7,000 immigrants who came to Israel after 1990. It is the fourth largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank., after Modi'in Illit, Beitar Illit, and Ma'ale Adumim.
The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
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