Rotem, Bik'at HaYarden

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Rotem is located in the West Bank
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]


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.


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]


  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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