Sa-Nur (Hebrew: שָׂא נוּר, lit. Flame Carrier) was an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank under the administrative jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council until 2005. Prior to its demolition, Sa-Nur was home to 43 families.
In September 2005 its 105 residents were evicted and Israel Defense Forces soldiers began dismantling Sanur as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan. The demolition of Sa-Nur and Homesh marked the end of the central part of the disengagement plan. The only remaining structure, a synagogue, was buried, in order to prevent its desecration by the Arabs.
Attempts to rebuild
Since the demolition, religious Zionist groups have attempted to return to Sa-Nur, in order to rebuild the community. The largest attempt to date took place on May 8, 2008. Following a permitted Independence Day rally in Homesh, a group of 150 set off at night for Sa-Nur, including many former residents.
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