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Nimrod
נִמְרוֹד
Nimrod
Nimrod
Coordinates: 33°14′43″N 35°45′05″E / 33.24528°N 35.75139°E / 33.24528; 35.75139Coordinates: 33°14′43″N 35°45′05″E / 33.24528°N 35.75139°E / 33.24528; 35.75139
DistrictNorthern
CouncilGolan
RegionGolan Heights
Founded1982
Population
 (2019)[1]
16
View of Mount Hermon from the village
View of Mount Hermon from the village

Nimrod (Hebrew: נִמְרוֹד‎) is a small Israeli settlement organized as a moshav, in the Golan Heights on the southern slopes of Mount Hermon, and is the highest such civilian settlement in Israeli-controlled territory at 1,110 meters (3,640 ft) above sea level. Located near the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ and the Druze towns of Majdal Shams, Mas'ade, and Ein Qiniyye, it falls under the jurisdiction of Golan Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 16.[1]

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

History

The settlement was originally established as a paramilitary Nahal outpost on 31 January 1982, with groundbreaking on that year's Israeli Independence Day. It was named after the nearby ancient Nimrod Fortress. Nimrod became a civilian town in January 1999, and in 2019 was home to five families.[3] The village is centred on catering to tourists, and operates a restaurant and bungalows.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009.
  3. ^ "החיים בלבן, בגובה 1,125 מ' מעל פני היםכמונו". Xnet.ynet.co.il. 8 February 2019.
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