Netiv HaGdud

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Netiv HaGdud
Moshav Netiv Hagdud.JPG
Netiv HaGdud is located in the West Bank
Netiv HaGdud
Netiv HaGdud
Coordinates: 31°59′17.6″N 35°26′41.4″E / 31.988222°N 35.444833°E / 31.988222; 35.444833Coordinates: 31°59′17.6″N 35°26′41.4″E / 31.988222°N 35.444833°E / 31.988222; 35.444833
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region Jordan Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded April 1975
Population 175[1]

Netiv HaGdud (Hebrew: נְתִיב הַגְּדוּד, lit. Path of the Battalion) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley around twenty kilometres north of Jericho, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council..[2] In 2011 it had a population of 175.[1]

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

History[edit]

The settlement was established in April 1975 by members who had been preparing in Ma'ale Efraim, and was named after the 38th Battalion of the Jewish legion, which fought in the Jordan Valley during World War I..[2] In May 1977 it moved to its present site.[citation needed]

An archaeological site nearby, which has been excavated by Ofer Bar-Yosef amongst others, has produced remains from the Neolithic era, including Pre-Pottery Neolithic A.[citation needed]


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