Nofei Nehemia

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Nofei Nehemia
נופי נחמיה
Nofei Nehemia is located in the West Bank
Nofei Nehemia
Nofei Nehemia
Coordinates: 32°5′53.19″N 35°14′9.01″E / 32.0981083°N 35.2358361°E / 32.0981083; 35.2358361Coordinates: 32°5′53.19″N 35°14′9.01″E / 32.0981083°N 35.2358361°E / 32.0981083; 35.2358361
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomrom
Region West Bank
Affiliation Jewish
Founded 2002
Founded by Amana
Name meaning Nehemia's view
Website www.yeshuv.org/nofi-nechemiya.html

Nofei Nehemia (Hebrew: נוֹפֵי נְחֶמְיָה‎) is an Israeli outpost east of Ariel in the jurisdiction of the Shomron Regional Council in the northern West Bank. It is officially within the boundaries of Rechelim, a nearby Israeli settlement.[1] First established in 2002, it is situated adjacent to Rechelim on Route 60, between Kfar Tapuach and Eli.[2] The village also lies adjacent to the Palestinian towns of Iskaka and Yasuf. A few dozen families live on the outpost.

The outpost is named after Nehemia Ben Yehuda, the head of a family who own a crane company who have been very involved in assisting the establishment of settlements in the West Bank.

Nofei Nehemia, like all Israeli outposts, is illegal under Israeli law.[3] The Israeli government has pledged in the past to dismantle the outpost.[4] The international community views Israeli outposts as Israeli settlements and considers them also illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM: Ariel will remain under Israeli sovereignty". The Jerusalem Post. 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nofei Nehemia". Peace Now. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "IDF agrees to hold hearings for outpost residents". Haaretz. 9 June 2003. 
  4. ^ "'Hell no, we won't go,' vow settlers, but for now they choose legal challenges". Haaretz. 10 June 2003. 
  5. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.