Sansana

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Sansana
סנסנה
Sansana  סנסנה is located in the West Bank
Sansana  סנסנה
Sansana
סנסנה
Coordinates: 31°21′42.83″N 34°54′10.44″E / 31.3618972°N 34.9029000°E / 31.3618972; 34.9029000Coordinates: 31°21′42.83″N 34°54′10.44″E / 31.3618972°N 34.9029000°E / 31.3618972; 34.9029000
Council Har Hevron
Region Judaean Mountains
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1997
Founded by Nahal
Website www.sansana.org

Sansana (Hebrew: סנסנה‎, lit. Palm tree) is a religious communal settlement in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank. Located to the south-west of Hebron and just over the Green Line, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hevron Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 244. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

The village was established in 1997 as a Nahal settlement. [2]

The first kvutza arrived on 21 April 1999, and it was civilianised by members of the Or Movement in 2000.

Its name is taken from the name of a Biblical village nearby (Joshua 15:31) and from Song of Songs 7:9;

I said: 'I will climb up into the palm-tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof; and let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy countenance like apples;

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Gabe Kahn, Israel's Junta – IDF Overrules Barak in Sansana. Arutz Sheva, 24 February 2012

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