Ma'ale Mikhmas

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Ma'ale Mikhmas
מַעֲלֵה מִכְמָשׂ
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Ma'ale Mikhmas is located in the West Bank
Ma'ale Mikhmas
Ma'ale Mikhmas
Coordinates: 31°52′44.19″N 35°18′22.92″E / 31.8789417°N 35.3063667°E / 31.8789417; 35.3063667Coordinates: 31°52′44.19″N 35°18′22.92″E / 31.8789417°N 35.3063667°E / 31.8789417; 35.3063667
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1981
Population (2015)[1] 1,351

Ma'ale Mikhmas (Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה מִכְמָשׂ‎) is an Israeli settlement in the Binyamin region of the northern West Bank. Located a few miles northeast of Jerusalem, it falls under the municipal jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,351.

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

History[edit]

Ma'ale Mikhmas was founded in 1981 along the Allon Road by a group of families from Ma'ale Adumim. It is named after the Biblical Mikhmas (Isaiah 10:28; Esra 2:27).[3]

The population of Ma'ale Mikhmas is evenly divided between native-born Israelis and immigrants from English-speaking countries, South America, France and Ethiopia. It defines itself as religious.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.304, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  4. ^ About Maale Michmas
  5. ^ חה"כ עתניאל שנלר (in Hebrew). Knesset. Retrieved 9 August 2011. מקום מגורים: מעלה מכמש 

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