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The outposts are strategic anchor points in the settler movement. Settlements like Modi’in Illit with their homogenous plans are complete and established cities. With its 50 000 residents, most of whom are ultra-Orthodox Jews, Modi’in Illit is the largest Israeli settlement in the West Bank. It is east of the Green Line but west of the Wall and thus in an area internationally recognised as rightfully Palestine territory. Like most settlements, Modi’in Illit is constructed along the hill‘s contours, and the streets follow its concentric form. The arrangement and the form of the houses allow for maximum strategic and metaphoric visibility. “If the area along the West Bank were cut along an invisible horizontal line a few hundred metres over sea level, almost all of the land above that line would be settlement land annexed by Israel. The natural wrinkles, cliffs, valleys, angles, gullies and streams are no longer innocent topographic elements, but references for various juristic manipulations. (…) The colonialisation of the hills was a vertical separation of two overlapping parallels and self-referential ethno-national geographies, both of which existed in surprising and terrifying proximity to one another.” (Eyal Weizman)