Nofim

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Nofim
נוֹפִים
Nofim is located in the 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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1986
Population (2016)[1] 690
Name meaning Views

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 2016 it had a population of 690.

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

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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