Nimrod, Golan Heights

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Nimrod
Nimrod is located in Golan Heights
Nimrod
Nimrod
Coordinates: 33°14′43″N 35°45′05″E / 33.24528°N 35.75139°E / 33.24528; 35.75139Coordinates: 33°14′43″N 35°45′05″E / 33.24528°N 35.75139°E / 33.24528; 35.75139
View of Mount Hermon from the village

Nimrod (Hebrew: נִמְרוֹד‎) is a small Israeli settlement, cooperative agricultural community, in the Golan Heights on the southern slopes of Mount Hermon, and is the highest such civilian settlement in Israel at 1,110 meters (3,640 ft) above sea level.The moshav is part of the Golan Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

Nimrod was named after the nearby ancient Nimrod Fortress, and is located near the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ and the Druze towns of Majdal Shams, Mas'ade, and Ein Qiniyye. The settlement was originally established as a paramilitary Nahal outpost on 31 January 1982, with groundbreaking on that year's Israeli Independence Day. Nimrod became a civilian town in January 1999, and now houses six families. The village is centred on catering to tourists, and operates a restaurant and bungalows.

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  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009.