Masua


Masua
Masua
Founded 1969
Founded by Nahal
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region Jordan Valley
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni

Masua (Hebrew: מַשּׂוּאָה‎‎, lit. Torch) is a moshav shitufi and Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located in the Jordan Valley with an area of 6,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 142.

The village was established in 1969 as a Nahal settlement, and was converted to a civilian moshav by a HaOved HaTzioni gar'in five years later.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

References

  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1682640.stm. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

Coordinates: 32°06′47″N 35°29′27″E / 32.1130°N 35.4908°E / 32.1130; 35.4908


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