"About 5,000. On religious settlements, people don't usually talk about numbers of people because it's going up too fast. Everyone's having babies all the time, so we prefer to count families. Right now we're at 1,000 families and growing."
"Is there a process to become a resident?"
"We used to have a committe to screen people who wanted to move here. But since Gush Katif, we've been taking pretty much anyone who wants to move in, to boost our numbers. We're a strong National Religious community, so it's assumed that anyone who moves here will probably be National Religious too."
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