Brukhin

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Brukhin
ברוכין
Brukhin is located in the West Bank
Brukhin
Brukhin
Coordinates: 32°4′49.54″N 35°5′10.05″E / 32.0804278°N 35.0861250°E / 32.0804278; 35.0861250Coordinates: 32°4′49.54″N 35°5′10.05″E / 32.0804278°N 35.0861250°E / 32.0804278; 35.0861250
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1998

Brukhin (Hebrew: ברוכין‎), commonly known as Bruchin is an Israeli outpost, the largest of such communities,[1] located in the West Bank's Samarian mountains about thirty km east of Tel Aviv along the Trans-Samaria Highway near the Palestinian town Bruqin and between the Ariel settlement and Rosh Ha'ayin. It was founded in 1998 on non-private state land as a trailer neighbourhood,[1]and developed by Amishai Shav-Tal in October 2000,[2] within the municipal territory of the Shomron Regional Council. According to the Sasson Report, the Brukhin outpost is an unauthorized Israeli settlement. The report also said that $785,000 was spent on Brukhin's infrastructure and public buildings.[3] Construction in the village is frozen by an order from the Israeli High Court.[1]

Over 101 Orthodox Jewish families are living in Brukhin.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gideon Levy, Outposts 2012: Coming to a West Bank hill near you, at Haaretz, 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ Washington Times 27 February 2008 Unauthorized but aided by Israel page 1
  3. ^ Washington Times 27 February 2008 Unauthorized but aided by Israel page 4
  4. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.