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|District||Judea and Samaria Area|
|Name meaning||God is with us|
|Area||2750 dunams (2.75 km2; 1.06 sq mi)|
|Head of municipality||Ezra Gershi|
Immanuel was declared a local council in 1985. Its first head of council was Oded Alon. Immanuel's current head of council is Yeshayahu Ehrenreich.
In the 1990s, Immanuel was undergoing a major expansion, but the Oslo Accords discouraged investors and construction firms from continuing to build. As a result, a major portion of present-day Immanuel consists of unfinished structures and concrete. Land value is also extremely low, often four to six times lower than in central Israeli towns and cities.
While Immanuel has a modest light industrial area which provides work for Israelis and Palestinians, there is otherwise not much local employment opportunities that are not related to education or Torah, therefore many of its residents commute to nearby Ariel, Jerusalem and Bnei Brak/Petah Tikva.
In 2002, the town was the site of a terrorist attack on civilians, which claimed nine lives.
- ↑ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008-06-30. http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/new_2009/table3.pdf. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- ↑ "Terrorist Attack on Bus at Emmanuel". Israeli Foreign Ministry. 2002-07-16. http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2002/7/Terrorist%20attack%20on%20bus%20at%20Emmanuel%20-%20July%2016-%20200. Retrieved 2008-10-25.