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Haspin

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Haspin
חַסְפִּין
חספין בשקיעה.jpg
Haspin is located in the Golan Heights
Haspin
Haspin
Coordinates: 32°50′41.64″N 35°47′33.36″E / 32.8449000°N 35.7926000°E / 32.8449000; 35.7926000Coordinates: 32°50′41.64″N 35°47′33.36″E / 32.8449000°N 35.7926000°E / 32.8449000; 35.7926000
District Northern
Council Golan
Founded 1978
Population (2015)[1] 1,739

Haspin (Hebrew: חַסְפִּין‎), also widely known as Hispin, is a religious Israeli settlement and a moshav located in the southern Golan Heights. It was built in 1978. It falls under the municipal jurisdiction of the Golan Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2] In 2015 it had a population of 1,739.[1]

History

Haspin was built near the former Arab village Khisfin, a town that features prominently in the early rabbinic writings of the 3rd century CE, under the name Hisfiyya.[3] It is also mentioned in the 3rd century Mosaic of Rehob.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 2009-12-10. 
  3. ^ a b The Holy Land - from the Persian to the Arab Conquests (536 B.C. to A.D. 640) A Historical Geography , Michael Avi-Yonah, Grand Rapids, 1979, p. 170; ISBN 0-8010-0010-6