Tal Menashe

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Tal Menashe
טל מנשה
Tal Menashe is located in the West Bank
Tal Menashe
Tal Menashe
Coordinates: 32°28′58″N 35°9′38″E / 32.48278°N 35.16056°E / 32.48278; 35.16056Coordinates: 32°28′58″N 35°9′38″E / 32.48278°N 35.16056°E / 32.48278; 35.16056
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomrom
Region West Bank
Affiliation Jewish
Founded 1999
Founded by The Jewish Agency
Website yeshuv.org/tal-menashe.html

Tal Menashe (Hebrew: טל מנשה‎‎), is a village[citation needed] and an Israeli settlement located on Mount Amir in the Samarian hills on the northwestern edge of the West Bank. The village, under the administrative municipal government of the Shomron Regional Council, is adjacent to Hinanit and Shaked. It was founded in 1992 in temporary camp in the neer village Hinanait, and moved to it final land at 1999 on state lands nearby. It was founded by a group of Israelis from a kollel in Mevaseret Zion and from the Technion in Haifa. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

It is named after Manasseh since it is located on land allotted to the Tribe of Manasseh according to the Book of Joshua.[citation needed] It is the only Orthodox Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank since other communities were destroyed as a result of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan.[citation needed] The chief rabbi is Reuven Uziel who also serves as the main rabbi of the northern West Bank settlements.

Tal Menashe

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  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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