Israel is a small country with a population like a large metropolitan city, so for us when you're mentioning a number like, 350,143 it's major. And the population statistics now say that 350,143 Jewish Israelis live "beyond the green line."
Of course, it's an approximate number, and the number is far from static. The birthrate is high, and people are always moving in and buying and renting homes. Yes, of course, some people do move out for various reasons. It's not some high security prison for life-servers.
Israel is a small country and some of the locations, like my Shiloh, are very convenient and central. Many people choose to live in Shiloh for that reason along with the reasonable housing costs, excellent education, great community spirit, clean air and more. By car we're just a half hour from Petach Tikvah and the same from Jerusalem. We have public transportation in both directions, too.
why are they so upset by the steady annual increase in the Jewish population in Judea and Samaria? Are they anti-democratic? Hmmm... It seems that they are. Hypocrisy reigns in the Israeli Left. I have no doubt.
Truly democratic, personal freedom loving people would respect our wishes, opinions and choice of address.
I also consider it immoral for foreign leaders to interfere in Israeli democracy. They have no right to give their opinion about mine. I live in Israel. I pay taxes. My family serves in the army. We aren't inanimate pawns to be ordered around by self-professed morality experts and pseudo-human rights experts.
In all of world history, there is no story like the story of the Jewish People and its relationship to the Land of Israel and the Jewish Religion.
Our return to the Land can't be stopped or restricted. Great Britain tried very hard in the last century, defying the mandate given to it to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish State in what they called "Palestine." Even after Nazi Germany murdered most of European Jewry, the survivors and Jews from Arab countries and Northern Africa managed to establish and defend the State of Israel.
It may sound simplistic, but G-d is on our side. It takes more than conventional weapons and soldiers to win a war, just like it takes more than a man's sperm and a woman's egg to make a baby. The magic ingredient is G-d.
So, be pragmatic and stop referring to the "green line." At most it existed for about eighteen years, and that was over forty years ago.