Ovnat

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Ovnat

אָבְנַת
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • officialAvenat, Avnat
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Ovnat is located in the Southern West Bank
Ovnat
Ovnat
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
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMegilot
RegionWest Bank
Founded2004
Population
(2017)[1]
201

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 2017 it had a population of 201.

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

History[edit]

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]

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.

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