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Alonei HaBashan (Hebrew: אַלּוֹנֵי הַבָּשָׁן‬) is an Israeli settlement, moshav shitufi, located in the eastern Golan Heights, under the administration of Israel. It falls under the municipal jurisdiction of the Golan Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 439.[1]

Alonei HaBashan
אַלּוֹנֵי הַבָּשָׁן
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • official Allone HaBashan
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Alonei HaBashan is located in the Golan Heights
Alonei HaBashan
Alonei HaBashan
Coordinates: 33°2′35.16″N 35°50′16.43″E / 33.0431000°N 35.8378972°E / 33.0431000; 35.8378972Coordinates: 33°2′35.16″N 35°50′16.43″E / 33.0431000°N 35.8378972°E / 33.0431000; 35.8378972
District Northern
Council Golan
Region Golan Heights
Founded 1981
Population (2017)[1] 439

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

HistoryEdit

Alonei HaBashan was established in 1981. The name, literally "Oaks of Bashan", is taken from the Bible (Isaiah 2:13). "Bashan" is a Biblical name for the Golan Heights.

In November 2012, three mortars fired from Syrian-controlled territory landed near Alonei Bashan. Two exploded in open areas and one fell outside a house but did not explode.[3] In February 2013, a Syrian tank shell landed in the village. Sappers who dismantled it believe it may have been a stray round fired in the course of the Syrian Civil War.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ second time in a week, stray Syrian bullets hit IDF border post
  4. ^ Golan Heights hit by stray bullets from Syria