Rotem, Bik'at HaYarden

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Rotem
רותם
Rotem is located in the West Bank
Rotem
Rotem
Coordinates: 32°20′12″N 35°31′06″E / 32.33667°N 35.51833°E / 32.33667; 35.51833Coordinates: 32°20′12″N 35°31′06″E / 32.33667°N 35.51833°E / 32.33667; 35.51833
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region West Bank
Founded 1983
Population (2015)[1] 168

Rotem (Hebrew: רותם‎‎) is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located in the northern Jordan River Valley along the Allon Road south-west of Shadmot Mehola,[2] it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2015 it had a population of 168.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

History[edit]

Rotem was first established as a pioneer Nahal military outpost and later abandoned. Several failed attempts were made to try a reestablish either a military or civilian presence at the site. The current initiative was established in 2001.

Culture[edit]

The village is considered an ecological settlement in which all living aspects are attuned to being environmentally friendly. The village prides itself on being a joint non-Orthodox and Orthodox community, inhabited by both religious and non-religious Jews.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Rotem Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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