Etz Efraim

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Etz Efraim
עֵץ אֶפְרַיִם
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Etz Efraim is located in the West Bank
Etz Efraim
Etz Efraim
Coordinates: 32°7′8.03″N 35°2′47.75″E / 32.1188972°N 35.0465972°E / 32.1188972; 35.0465972Coordinates: 32°7′8.03″N 35°2′47.75″E / 32.1188972°N 35.0465972°E / 32.1188972; 35.0465972
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1985
Founded by Shkhunot BeYosh members
Population (2015) 1,822[1]

Etz Efraim (Hebrew: עֵץ אֶפְרַיִם‎, lit. Tree of Ephraim) is a mixed (religious and nonreligious) Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located between Ariel and Rosh HaAyin, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,822.

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

Etymology[edit]

The name "Etz Efraim" symbolizes the location of the inheritance of the Tribe of Ephraim.

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.