Eshkolot

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Eshkolot
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Eshkolot is located in the West Bank
Eshkolot
Eshkolot
Coordinates: 31°23′27″N 34°54′17″E / 31.39083°N 34.90472°E / 31.39083; 34.90472Coordinates: 31°23′27″N 34°54′17″E / 31.39083°N 34.90472°E / 31.39083; 34.90472
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Har Hebron
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1982
Founded by Nahal
Population (2015)[1] 494

Eshkolot (Hebrew: אֶשְׁכּוֹלוֹת‎, lit. Bunches) is a secular Israeli settlement in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank. Located around five kilometers from Lahav, it is organised as a community settlement and falls within the jurisdiction of the Har Hebron Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 494.

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

History[edit]

The village was first established in 1982 as a Nahal settlement and was turned over to civilians in 1991. The name of the city is taken from the well known vineyards in Hebron.

Some of its residents own lands and farming wheat, barley, grapes, olives, figs and pomegranates and even some few dates while others work in other places, in particular Beersheba.[3] There are two local wineries currently being built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Har Hebron Jewish villages information

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