Ovnat

Ovnat (Hebrew: אָבְנַת‎) is a small Israeli settlement in the West Bank on the western shore of the Dead Sea, about 7 km (4 mi) south of Kalya and 12 km (7 mi) north of Mitzpe Shalem. It falls under the jurisdiction of Megilot Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 237.

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

History

It was founded in mid-2004, where a Nahal settlement existed since 1983. It is named after Asenath.

According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 124 dunams of land from the Palestinian town of al-Ubeidiya in order to construct Ovnat.

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