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לִבְנֶה, ליבנה
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • standard Livneh
 • unofficial Livna
Livne is located in the West Bank
Coordinates: 31°21′20.87″N 35°4′12.35″E / 31.3557972°N 35.0700972°E / 31.3557972; 35.0700972Coordinates: 31°21′20.87″N 35°4′12.35″E / 31.3557972°N 35.0700972°E / 31.3557972; 35.0700972
Council Har Hebron
Region Hebron Hills
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1982
Ruins of Hurvat Anim ancient synagogue near Shani-Livne

Shani-Livne (Hebrew: לִבְנֶה, lit. Birch), (Hebrew: שָׁנִי, lit. Scarlet) is a communal Israeli settlement in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank, though some of the village is inside the Green Line and therefore in Israel proper.


Shani-Livne was established in 1982.[1] It is located on the outskirts of Yatir Forest.[2] Located to the south of Hebron, it falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hebron Regional Council. The residents moved into permanent housing in 1989. The community was renamed Shani in memory of Shani Shacham, the son of former members killed in the line of duty.[3]

In 2006, Shani-Livne had a population of 416.[4][5]


  1. ^ Report on the Palestinians under Israeli rule N. 137, Page 23, 1984
  2. ^ The Yatir Forest
  3. ^ To live in the middle of forest, does it get any better…?
  4. ^ Oren Yiftachel -Ethnocracy: land and identity politics in Israel/Palestine 2006 Page 200
  5. ^ Near East/South Asia report 84086 - Page 24 United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service, United States. Joint Publications Research Service "The new settlements which the Ministerial Committee approved are Livne and 'Ali. Livne will be set up south of Mount Hebron, to the north of Yattir Forest, and during the first phase 30 dwelling units will be constructed in it."