|• official||Ale Zahav|
|District||Judea and Samaria Area|
|Affiliation||Mishkei Herut Beitar|
|Name meaning||Golden leaves|
Alei Zahav (Hebrew: עֲלֵי זָהָב, lit. Golden Leaves) is an Israeli settlement organized as a community settlement located on the western edge of the northern West Bank, about 20 km east of Tel Aviv, and overlooking Israel's main Ben Gurion International Airport. The town, under the administrative municipal government of the Shomron Regional Council, is adjacent to Peduel and Beit Aryeh. In 2016 its population was 1,643.
Israeli outposts are unauthorized in Israeli law, while Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. Any settlement on territory taken by military force is illegal. The West Bank was acquired by military force by the IDF in 1967.
Founded in 1983 on territory Israel calls state lands by non-Orthodox Jewish Israelis from the Beitar and Herut movements, the settlement is now home to about 120 families. The town is named after Aliza Begin, the wife of former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin. The original name of the town had been Yoezer.
It is now expanding into a settlement called Leshem.
- Photo gallery at the Shomron Regional Council
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