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Ateret (Hebrew: עֲטֶרֶת) is a village and Israeli settlement in the Samarian hills of the West Bank located in the municipal jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council 40 km north-west of Jerusalem on a hilltop at an elevation of 760 metres. To the west, the view is not obstructed from Hadera in the north to Ashkelon in the south of Israel. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.
The village is one of the first settlements that built after the Six Day War in the area. The name of the village comes from the ancient Jewish village of Atarot that existed nearby where the current Palestinian village of 'Atara is located. Founded in August 1981 by a group, led by Tzvi Halamish, of eight families and a few singles, as of 2006, it was home to about eighty families, including over 400 children and youth.
There is a musical yeshiva in Ateret named Kinor David (lit. David's Harp) led by Rabbi Mordechai Hershkop. The school enables the youth to integrate religious and secular studies while also allowing the children to nurture their musical talent.
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