Na'omi

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Na'omi
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region Jordan Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1982

Na'omi (Hebrew: נָעֳמִי) is a moshav shitufi and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[1] Located in the Jordan Valley three kilometres north of Hisham's Palace, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[1] In 2011 it had a population of 95.[2]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1982, and was initially named Na'ama[1] due to its proximity to the Arab village of an-Nuway'imah, before being renamed after the biblical figure of Naomi.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 31°54′22.68″N 35°28′1.91″E / 31.9063000°N 35.4671972°E / 31.9063000; 35.4671972