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 • official Avenat, Avnat
Ovnat is located in the Southern West Bank
Coordinates: 31°40′45.12″N 35°26′12.47″E / 31.6792000°N 35.4367972°E / 31.6792000; 35.4367972Coordinates: 31°40′45.12″N 35°26′12.47″E / 31.6792000°N 35.4367972°E / 31.6792000; 35.4367972
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Megilot
Region West Bank
Founded 2004
Population (2016)[1] 193

Ovnat (Hebrew: אָבְנַת‬) is a small Israeli settlement in the West Bank on the western shore of the Dead Sea, about 7 km (4 mi) south of Kalya and 12 km (7 mi) north of Mitzpe Shalem. It falls under the jurisdiction of Megilot Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 193.

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


Israel confiscated 124 dunams of land from the Palestinian village of Al-Ubeidiya in order to construct Avnat.[3]

It was founded in mid-2004 where a Nahal settlement previously existed. The religious high school "Yiftach" is located therein, and some of the residents work there.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Al ‘Ubeidiya Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 19

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