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Asa'el is located in the West Bank
Coordinates: 31°22′25″N 35°02′37″E / 31.37361°N 35.04361°E / 31.37361; 35.04361Coordinates: 31°22′25″N 35°02′37″E / 31.37361°N 35.04361°E / 31.37361; 35.04361
CouncilHar Hebron
RegionHebron mountains

Asa'el (Hebrew: עשהאל‎), also known as Mitzpe Asa'el (Hebrew: מצפה עשהאל‎, lit. Asa'el Lookout), is an Israeli settlement outpost in the West Bank. Located three kilometres south-east of Shim'a, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. It was established in early 2002.

In 2008 it was announced that the Yesha Council was making preparations to evacuate the outpost.[1]

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


  1. ^ The Amona deterrent effect Haaretz, 28 May 2008
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.

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