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Sha'al is located in the Golan Heights
Coordinates: 33°7′0.12″N 35°43′6.24″E / 33.1167000°N 35.7184000°E / 33.1167000; 35.7184000Coordinates: 33°7′0.12″N 35°43′6.24″E / 33.1167000°N 35.7184000°E / 33.1167000; 35.7184000
District Northern
Council Golan
Region Golan Heights
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1980
Population (2015)[1] 256

Sha'al (Hebrew: שַׁעַל‎) is an Israeli settlement and moshav in the northern Golan Heights. In 2015 it had a population of 256.[1]

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


The gar'in that established Sha'al was formed in 1976 in protest at a UN resolution condemning Israel. They were initially based in an army base in Quneitra before moving to the site of Sha'al in 1980 at a time when the Golan Heights was a 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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  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.