Alei Zahav

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Alei Zahav

עֲלֵי זָהָב
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • officialAle Zahav
Alei Zahav is located in the Northern West Bank
Alei Zahav
Alei Zahav
Coordinates: 32°4′18.13″N 35°3′51.26″E / 32.0717028°N 35.0642389°E / 32.0717028; 35.0642389Coordinates: 32°4′18.13″N 35°3′51.26″E / 32.0717028°N 35.0642389°E / 32.0717028; 35.0642389
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilShomron
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded1983
Population
(2017)[1]
2,133
Name meaningGolden 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 40 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 2017 its population was 2,133.

Israeli outposts are unauthorized in Israeli law, while Israeli settlements are considered illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

History[edit]

Founded in 1983 on territory Israel 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.[citation needed]

It is now expanding into a settlement called Leshem.

Alei Zahav is founded on land which Israel confiscated from the Palestinian towns of Deir Ballut[3] and Kafr ad-Dik.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Deir Ballut Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
  4. ^ Kafr ad Dik Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 17

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