Afik

Synonyms:
Aphik, אֲפִיק
Afik (Wikipedia)
Afik

אֲפִיק
Hebrew transcription(s)
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Afik is located in the Golan Heights
Afik
Afik
Coordinates: 32°46′47″N 35°42′05″E / 32.77972°N 35.70139°E / 32.77972; 35.70139Coordinates: 32°46′47″N 35°42′05″E / 32.77972°N 35.70139°E / 32.77972; 35.70139
CouncilGolan Regional Council
RegionGolan Heights
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1972
Population
 (2017)
295
Name meaninglit. channel, riverbed, derives from the Arab name Fiq and the ancient Biblical city Afeq.

Afik (Hebrew: אֲפִיק) is an Israeli settlement and a kibbutz established in 1972 close to the old syrian village of Fiq. It was the first Jewish locale established in the Golan Heights after the Six-Day War. In 2017, it had a population of 295.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, while the Israeli government disputes this.

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