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גִּתִּית, גיתית
Gitit is located in the Northern West Bank
Coordinates: 32°6′3.82″N 35°23′45.59″E / 32.1010611°N 35.3959972°E / 32.1010611; 35.3959972Coordinates: 32°6′3.82″N 35°23′45.59″E / 32.1010611°N 35.3959972°E / 32.1010611; 35.3959972
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilBik'at HaYarden
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded byNahal

Gitit (Hebrew: גִּתִּית‬) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley with an area of 1,500 dunams (1.5 km2; 0.58 sq mi), it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2017 it had a population of 457.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]


According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 514 dunams of land from the Palestinian village of Al-Jiftlik in order to construct Gitit.[4]

The village was established in 1972 as a Nahal settlement.[citation needed] It is named for a musical instrument mentioned in the Bible with a similar shape as the area:[5] f.e. Psalm 8:1.

In 1975 it became a civilian community affiliated with Mishkei Herut Beitar.[2] In 1978 it became a moshav shitufi, but later reverted to moshav ovdim status.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Gitit Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  4. ^ Al Jiftlik Village Profile p. 17, ARIJ
  5. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.19, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)

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