Mekhora

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Mekhora
Mekhora is located in the West Bank
Mekhora
Mekhora
Coordinates: 32°09′50″N 35°25′26″E / 32.164°N 35.424°E / 32.164; 35.424Coordinates: 32°09′50″N 35°25′26″E / 32.164°N 35.424°E / 32.164; 35.424
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region West Bank
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1973
Founded by Nahal
Population (2015)[1] 141

Mekhora (Hebrew: מְכוֹרָה‎, lit. Homeland) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2015 it had a population of 141.[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 1973 by a Nahal brigade, and was originally named Nahal Mekhora.[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_49311
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.