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Trump Heights ( he|רמת טראמפ, ''Ramat Trump'', ) is a planned Israeli settlement in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights named after and in honor of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights are widely regarded as illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this. It will be under the jurisdiction of Golan Regional Council.

Location

The settlement is expected to be built east of the community of Kela Alon, where the Beruchim community, which was founded in 1991, was located. The area of the settlement of Beruchim was planned for future expansion of the settlement of Kela Alon, and is inhabited by a few residents. The settlement is very close to the Petroleum Road. This route separates Beruchim / Ramat Trump from East, and Kela Alon to the west of it.


History


In 1991, an Israeli settlement called Brukhim was established on the land of the future Trump Heights. However, it failed to attract many residents. The government of Israel convened on June 16, 2019, at the planned location in the depopulated settlement of Brukhim, very close to Kela Alon in the north-west of the Golan Heights, and declared the establishment of the new settlement as gratitude to Donald Trump for support for Israel and recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. "In appreciation of the work of the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump, on behalf of the State of Israel in a wide range of fields and out of gratitude for the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights, It was decided to initiate the establishment of a new community settlement in the Golan Heights called ''Trump Heights''." In the first stage, 110 housing units are planned. On August 6, 2019, the National Planning and Building Council approved the establishment of the new settlement. It is the first community in Israel and Israeli-occupied territories named after a sitting American president since Kfar Truman. , the site remained deserted and all but two letters of the entrance sign had been stolen by vandals. In July 2020, Israel's government approved funding for Trump Heights settlement. Settlers began arriving in April 2021.

See also

*List of things named after Donald Trump

References

{{Golan Regional Council Category:Israeli settlements Category:Golan Regional Council Category:Donald Trump Category:Populated places established in 2019