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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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Har Hevron
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1997
Founded by Nahal
Population (2016)[1] 377

Sansana (Hebrew: סַנְסַנָּה‎, lit. Palm tree) is a religious settlement in the southern Judaean Mountains of the West Bank. Located to the south-west of Hebron and just over the Green Line, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Har Hevron Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 377.

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


The settlement was established in 1997 as a Nahal settlement,[3] 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 September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Gabe Kahn, Israel's Junta – IDF Overrules Barak in Sansana. Arutz Sheva, 24 February 2012

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