Hamra, Bik'at HaYarden

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Hamra
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Hamra is located in the West Bank
Hamra
Hamra
Coordinates: 32°11′56.4″N 35°26′5.64″E / 32.199000°N 35.4349000°E / 32.199000; 35.4349000Coordinates: 32°11′56.4″N 35°26′5.64″E / 32.199000°N 35.4349000°E / 32.199000; 35.4349000
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region West Bank
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1971
Population (2015)[1] 127

Hamra (Hebrew: חַמְרָה‎, lit. Red Soil) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley and covering 3,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2015 it had a population of 127.[1] The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1971 and was initially named Atarot, before being renamed after nearby Tel Hamra.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.jordanvalley.org.il/page_49301
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.