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Sansana is located in the Southern West Bank
Coordinates: 31°21′42.83″N 34°54′10.44″E / 31.3618972°N 34.9029000°E / 31.3618972; 34.9029000Coordinates: 31°21′42.83″N 34°54′10.44″E / 31.3618972°N 34.9029000°E / 31.3618972; 34.9029000
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilHar Hevron
RegionWest Bank
Founded byNahal

Sansana (Hebrew: סַנְסַנָּה‎, lit. Palm tree) is a religious settlement in the southern Judaean Mountains. Located to the south-west of Hebron, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hevron Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 408.


The settlement was established in 1997 as a Nahal settlement,[2] the first kvutza arrived on 21 April 1999, and it was civilianised by members of the Or Movement in 2000. Its name is taken from the name of a Biblical village nearby (Joshua 15:31) and from Song of Songs 7:9;

I said: 'I will climb up into the palm-tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof; and let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy countenance like apples;


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Gabe Kahn, Israel's Junta – IDF Overrules Barak in Sansana. Arutz Sheva, 24 February 2012

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