|• ISO 259||ʔalpei Mnašše|
|• Also spelled||Alfe Menashe (official)|
|District||Judea and Samaria Area|
|• Type||Local council (from 1987)|
|• Head of Municipality||Shlomo Katan|
|• Total||4,616 dunams (4.616 km2 or 1.782 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Thousands of the tribe of Manasseh|
Alfei Menashe (Hebrew: אַלְפֵי מְנַשֶׁה, Arabic: ألفي منشيه) is an Israeli settlement located in the seam zone on the western edge of the central West Bank. It was granted local council status in 1987. In 2015 its population was 7,638.
The town's proximity to the Green Line (less than 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east) and its similar proximity to the Palestinian Arab town of Qalqilyah has made its inclusion on the Israeli side of the West Bank barrier controversial, especially as the looping nature of the barrier's path forms a quasi-enclave of some Palestinian villages to its south. In September 2005, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the government must consider re-routing the barrier in this area. Work was begun in the summer of 2009 to construct a new route for the barrier, which will no longer incorporate the Palestinian village of Ras al-Tira (and several other villages) on the Israeli side. The work was finished in 2011. (source: Google Earth)
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- "More Housing Units: New Tenders in Israeli West Bank Settlements". ARIJ (Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
- "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Official website (Hebrew)