Beka'ot

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Beka'ot
Beka'ot is located in the West Bank
Beka'ot
Beka'ot
Coordinates: 32°14′31.68″N 35°27′9.6″E / 32.2421333°N 35.452667°E / 32.2421333; 35.452667Coordinates: 32°14′31.68″N 35°27′9.6″E / 32.2421333°N 35.452667°E / 32.2421333; 35.452667
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region Jordan Valley
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1972
Population (2011) 164

Beka'ot (Hebrew: בְּקָעוֹת, lit. Valleys) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[1] Located in the Jordan Valley with an area of 1,800 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[1] In 2011 it had a population of 164.[2] The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

The village was established in 1972, and was initially called Buka.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Settlements Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council (Hebrew)
  2. ^ http://cbs.gov.il/ishuvim/ishuv2011/bycode.xls
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Beka'ot Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council (Hebrew)