Shaked

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This article is about the Israeli settlement. For the surname, see Shaked (surname).
Shaked
Welcome sign at entrance to the village
Welcome sign at entrance to the village
Shaked is located in the West Bank
Shaked
Shaked
Coordinates: 32°28′23.51″N 35°10′8.39″E / 32.4731972°N 35.1689972°E / 32.4731972; 35.1689972Coordinates: 32°28′23.51″N 35°10′8.39″E / 32.4731972°N 35.1689972°E / 32.4731972; 35.1689972
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1981
Founded by Mishkei Herut Beitar
Website shaked81.co.il

Shaked (Hebrew: שָׁקֵד, lit. Almond) is a secular communal village and an Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank. It falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 536.

Shaked is named for the wild almond trees that grow in the area. It was established in June 1981 by the Mishkei Herut Beitar organization, after the first ten homes were complete.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

In 2006, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz cited Shaked as one of the settlements that would be included in Israel's final borders under a peace plan with the Palestinians.[3]

In 2011, a resident of Shaked, 15-year-old Shahar Sagi, won a silver medal in the Loralux international judo competition in Luxembourg.[4]

Leumit Health Fund clinic in Shaked

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoberman, Haggai (2008). Keneged Kol HaSikuim [Against All Odds] (in Hebrew) (1st ed.). Sifriat Netzaim. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Mofaz: Karnei Shomron to be included in Israel's final borders
  4. ^ Girl Wins Silver Medal in Judo

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