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Beitar Illit (Hebrew: בֵּיתָר עִלִּית‎‎; officially Betar Illit; "Illit" is pronounced "ee-leet"; Arabic: بيتار عيليت) is an Israeli settlement organized as a city council, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Jerusalem, in the Judaean Mountains of the West Bank. Beitar Illit, part of the Gush Etzion "settlement bloc", is one of Israel's largest and most rapidly growing settlements, and in 2017 had a population of 54,557.