Givat Yoav

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Givat Yoav
גִּבְעַת יוֹאָב
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • standard Giv'at Yo'av
Givat Yoav is located in the Golan Heights
Givat Yoav
Givat Yoav
Coordinates: 32°47′53.15″N 35°40′50.52″E / 32.7980972°N 35.6807000°E / 32.7980972; 35.6807000Coordinates: 32°47′53.15″N 35°40′50.52″E / 32.7980972°N 35.6807000°E / 32.7980972; 35.6807000
District Northern
Council Golan
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1968
Population (2015)[1] 662
Name meaning Yo'av's Hill

Givat Yoav (Hebrew: גִּבְעַת יוֹאָב‎) is an Israeli settlement and moshav in the southern Golan Heights under the administration of Israel. In 2015 it had a population of 662.

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


The settlement was built in the 1960s and was named for Col. Yoav Shaham, who was killed during the Samu Incident in 1966. It falls under the municipal jurisdiction of the Golan Regional Council.

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  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. December 10, 2009.