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Karnei Shomron
Karnei Shomron COA
Region West Bank
District Judea and Samaria Area
Government Local council
Hebrew קַרְנֵי שׁוֹמְרוֹן
Also spelled Qarne Shomron (officially)
Population 6,300 (2006)
Area 7500 dunams (7.5 km2; 2.9 sq mi)
Head of municipality Herzl Ben Ari
Founded in 1977
Coordinates 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977Coordinates: 32°10′17.75″N 35°5′51.72″E / 32.1715972°N 35.0977°E / 32.1715972; 35.0977

Karnei Shomron, or Qarne Shomron, (Hebrew: קַרְנֵי שׁוֹמְרוֹן‎), meaning literally "the Horns of Samaria" is an Israeli local council that was first established in 1977. in the north-western West Bank, east of Kfar Sava. It is 48 kilometres (30 mi) north-east of Tel Aviv and 85 kilometres (53 mi) north of Jerusalem. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) end of 2006 estimate, the population of Karnei Shomron is 6,300. The chief rabbi of Karnei Shomron is Rabbi Yitzhak Halevi. Herzl Ben-Ari is the head of the Karnei Shomron Local Council.

Karnei Shomron is now actually made up of a group of several previously independent Israeli settlements that were united in 1991:

  • Karnei Shomron - established in 1977 and now includes about 450 families,
  • Ginot Shomron - established in 1984 and now includes about 850 families,
  • Neve Menachem - established in 1991 and now includes about 220 families,

as well as newer neighbourhoods called Alonei Shilo (1999, 25 families and a large girls midrasha), Mitzpe Tzvaim, and Ramat Gil'ad.

Notable residents

Terror attacks

On February 16, 2002, 3 teenagers were murdered and over 30 civilians were injured in suicide bombing at a pizzeria in the center of town.[1]


External links

cs:Karnej Šomron

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