Karnei Shomron

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Karnei Shomron
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrewקַרְנֵי שׁוֹמְרוֹן
 • ISO 259Qarnei Šomron
 • Also spelledQarne Shomron (official)
Official logo of Karnei Shomron
Logo
Karneishool2.JPG
Karnei Shomron is located in the West Bank
Karnei Shomron
Karnei Shomron
Coordinates: 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977000°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977000Coordinates: 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977000°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977000
RegionWest Bank
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
Founded1977
Government
 • TypeLocal council
 • Head of MunicipalityHerzl Ben Ari
Area
 • Total7,179 dunams (7.179 km2 or 2.772 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total6,570
Websitewww.karneishomron.co.il
 
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Karnei Shomron
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrewקַרְנֵי שׁוֹמְרוֹן
 • ISO 259Qarnei Šomron
 • Also spelledQarne Shomron (official)
Official logo of Karnei Shomron
Logo
Karneishool2.JPG
Karnei Shomron is located in the West Bank
Karnei Shomron
Karnei Shomron
Coordinates: 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977000°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977000Coordinates: 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977000°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977000
RegionWest Bank
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
Founded1977
Government
 • TypeLocal council
 • Head of MunicipalityHerzl Ben Ari
Area
 • Total7,179 dunams (7.179 km2 or 2.772 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total6,570
Websitewww.karneishomron.co.il
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Karnei Shomron (Hebrew: קַרְנֵי שׁוֹמְרוֹן) (lit. "Rays of (light of) Samaria") is an Israeli settlement and town established in 1977 in northwestern Samaria, east of Kfar Saba. Karnei Shomron is located 48 kilometres (30 mi) northeast of Tel Aviv and 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of Jerusalem. In 2012, the population of Karnei Shomron was 6,570.[1] The international community considers Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

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In 1991, several Israeli settlements were merged to become a single municipality called Karnei Shomron Local Council:

The town borders Nahal Kana, a wadi marking the border between lands that are believed to have been the territory of the tribes of Efraim and Menashe in biblical times.[3] The Nahal Kana Wadi is administered by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and is defined as a Nature Reserve.[4]

Mitzpe Tzvaim; Midreshet Shilat, a midrasha for girls;[5] and Ramat Gil'ad are also part of Karnei Shomron. Neve Aliza is a religious neighborhood of American-style homes founded by new immigrants from the United States and Canada in 1985.[6]

The chief rabbi of Karnei Shomron is Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevy. Herzl Ben-Ari is the head of the Karnei Shomron Local Council.

On February 16, 2002, two teenagers were killed and 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in the Karnei Shomron (located in Ginot Shomron) shopping mall. A third teenager died of her wounds on February 27. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.[7]

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