Ramat Magshimim

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Ramat Magshimim
רָמַת מַגְשִׁימִים
Ramat Magshimim is located in the Golan Heights
Ramat Magshimim
Ramat Magshimim
Coordinates: 32°50′45.59″N 35°48′30.95″E / 32.8459972°N 35.8085972°E / 32.8459972; 35.8085972Coordinates: 32°50′45.59″N 35°48′30.95″E / 32.8459972°N 35.8085972°E / 32.8459972; 35.8085972
District Northern
Council Golan
Region Golan Heights
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1968
Population (2015)[1] 637

Ramat Magshimim (Hebrew: רָמַת מַגְשִׁימִים‎, lit "Rain-soaked heights") is an Israeli settlement and moshav in the southern Golan Heights, under the administration of Israel. In 2015 it had a population of 637.[1]

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

History[edit]

The settlement was one of the first in the Golan Heights, and the first religious settlement. The community was established in 1968, initially living in abandoned houses in Fiq. After eight months they moved to an abandoned Syrian army camp adjacent to the current location, before moving again in the summer of 1972. At the time, the Golan Heights were part of the Israeli Military Governorate; in 1981, the area of Golan was unilaterally annexed by Israel, abolishing military occupation system and imposing Israeli civil rule on the area.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009.