Ma'ale Gamla

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Ma'ale Gamla

מַעֲלֵה גַּמְלָא
Ma'ale Gamla is located in the Golan Heights
Ma'ale Gamla
Ma'ale Gamla
Coordinates: 32°53′16.79″N 35°41′6.72″E / 32.8879972°N 35.6852000°E / 32.8879972; 35.6852000Coordinates: 32°53′16.79″N 35°41′6.72″E / 32.8879972°N 35.6852000°E / 32.8879972; 35.6852000
AffiliationMoshavim Movement

Ma'ale Gamla (Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה גַּמְלָא) is an Israeli settlement and moshav located in the west part of the Golan Heights, under the administration of Israel. It falls under the municipal jurisdiction of Golan Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 515.[1]

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


The moshav was built in 1975 and was named after the ancient town of Gamla, destroyed in the course of the Jewish–Roman war in the 1st century CE, and believed to be the nearby ruin of Tell es Salam.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009.
  3. ^ Danny Syon, Identification of Gamla, Israel Antiquities Authority.

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