Hilltop Youth (Hebrew: נוער הגבעות, No'ar HaGva'ot) is a term commonly used to refer to hard-line, extremist religious-nationalist youth who establish outposts without an Israeli legal basis in the West Bank. The ideology of the group members is premised on the Palestinians "raping the Holy Land" and must be expelled. The group seeks to settle what they claim is all of the land of Israel, although it includes territory in the occupied West Bank, which the Palestinians have staked a claim in for their future state.The idea that their efforts in establishing illegal outposts is of individual initiatives is said be a myth authored by the Yesha Council. "Hilltop Youth" is regarded as a misnomer, since the movement was founded mostly by married people in their mid-twenties. More recently, the group's demographic has shifted to younger people between the ages of 16 and 25. Israel's Hilltop Youth movement has been…
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