Ariel אֲרִיאֵל‬; اريئيل

Ariel אֲרִיאֵל‬; اريئيل‎ is an Israeli settlement and city, belonging to the Judea and Samaria administrative area in the central West Bank. Ariel was first established in 1978 and its population was 19,220 in 2016, composed of veteran and young Israelis, English-speaking immigrants, and immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, with an additional influx of 10,000 students. It is the fourth largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, after Modi’in Illit, Beitar Illit, and Ma’ale Adumim.