Na'omi

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Na'omi
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Na'omi is located in the West Bank
Na'omi
Na'omi
Coordinates: 31°54′22.68″N 35°28′1.91″E / 31.9063000°N 35.4671972°E / 31.9063000; 35.4671972Coordinates: 31°54′22.68″N 35°28′1.91″E / 31.9063000°N 35.4671972°E / 31.9063000; 35.4671972
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region West Bank
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1982
Population (2015)[1] 118

Na'omi (Hebrew: נָעֳמִי‎) is a moshav shitufi and Israeli settlement in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley three kilometres north of Hisham's Palace, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2015 it had a population of 118.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1982, and was initially named Na'ama[2] due to its proximity to the Arab village of an-Nuway'imah, before being renamed after the biblical figure of Naomi.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Na'omi Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2015-10-18. Retrieved 27 November 2010.