Shaked

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Shaked
Welcome sign at entrance to the village
Welcome sign at entrance to the village
Shaked is located in the West Bank
Shaked
Shaked
Coordinates: 32°28′23.51″N 35°10′8.39″E / 32.4731972°N 35.1689972°E / 32.4731972; 35.1689972Coordinates: 32°28′23.51″N 35°10′8.39″E / 32.4731972°N 35.1689972°E / 32.4731972; 35.1689972
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1981
Founded by Mishkei Herut Beitar
Population (2016)[1] 864
Website shaked81.co.il
Leumit Health Fund clinic in Shaked

Shaked (Hebrew: שָׁקֵד‎, lit. Almond) is a secular Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank. Located near the Green Line, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council; in 2016 it had a population of 864.

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

History[edit]

The settlement was established in June 1981 by the Mishkei Herut Beitar organization, after the first ten homes were complete,[3] it was named for the wild almond trees that grow in the area.

In 2006, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz cited Shaked as one of the settlements that would be included in Israel's final borders under a peace plan with the Palestinians.[4]

In 2011, a resident of Shaked, 15-year-old Shahar Sagi, won a silver medal in the Loralux international judo competition in Luxembourg.[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Hoberman, Haggai (2008). Keneged Kol HaSikuim [Against All Odds] (in Hebrew) (1st ed.). Sifriat Netzaim. 
  4. ^ Mofaz: Karnei Shomron to be included in Israel's final borders The Jerusalem Post
  5. ^ Girl Wins Silver Medal in Judo Israel National News

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