Vered Yeriho

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Vered Yeriho
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Vered Yeriho is located in the Central West Bank
Vered Yeriho
Vered Yeriho
Coordinates: 31°49′35.03″N 35°25′54.11″E / 31.8263972°N 35.4316972°E / 31.8263972; 35.4316972Coordinates: 31°49′35.03″N 35°25′54.11″E / 31.8263972°N 35.4316972°E / 31.8263972; 35.4316972
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMegilot
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationAgricultural Union
Founded1979
Population
(2017)[1]
298

Vered Yeriho (Hebrew: וֶרֶד יְרִיחוֹ‬, lit. Rose of Jericho) is a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank of Israel. Located near Jericho in the Jordan Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megilot Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 298.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

History[edit]

According to ARIJ, in 1978 Israel confiscated 618 dunams of land from the Palestinian site of Nabi Musa in order to construct Vered Yeriho.[3]

The community was founded in 1979 as a result of the dissociation of the secular nucleus from the religious nucleus in Mitzpe Yeriho, a nearby settlement to the west of Vered Yeriho. The moshav is located on a hill overlooking the Aqabat Jaber section of Jericho. From the scenic perimeter road of the moshav, one can see Jericho and the northern Dead Sea.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009.
  3. ^ An Nabi Musa Locality Profile, ARIJ, p. 7