Nofim

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Nofim

נוֹפִים
Nofim is located in the Northern West Bank
Nofim
Nofim
Coordinates: 32°09′13″N 35°06′06″E / 32.15361°N 35.10167°E / 32.15361; 35.10167Coordinates: 32°09′13″N 35°06′06″E / 32.15361°N 35.10167°E / 32.15361; 35.10167
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilShomron
RegionWest Bank
Founded1986
Population
(2017)[1]
720
Name meaningViews

Nofim (Hebrew: נוֹפִים‬, lit. Views) is an Israeli settlement on the western edge of the northern West Bank. Located adjacent to Yakir and about 30 km east of Tel Aviv, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 720.

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

History[edit]

According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 625 dunams of land from the nearby Palestinian village of Deir Istiya in order to construct Nofim.[3]

The settlement was founded in 1986 on state lands by a group of secular Jewish Israelis. The Kana Stream passes to the north, west and south.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Deir Istiya Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 18

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