Yair Farm

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Yair Farm
חוות יאיר
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1999

Yair Farm (Hebrew: חוות יאיר‎, Havat Yair) is an Israeli outpost in the West Bank.[1] Located near Nofim and Yakir, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. It is home to around 15 families.

It was first established in 1999, and named after Yair Stern, leader of the pre-state underground militant group Lehi, though the community's website notes the name of Yair ben Menashe.[2] Although it was later evacuated, it was re-established in February 2001. According to Peace Now, the parent settlement of this outpost is Yakir and 17,666 square metres (190,160 sq ft) of the area that this outpost is built on is expropriated private Palestinian land.[3] The Sasson Report reported that the Israeli Ministry of Housing and Construction had allocated 1 million NIS for the construction of several structures at the outpost.[4]

Yair Farm, like all Israeli outposts, is illegal under Israeli law.[5] The international community views Israeli outposts as Israeli settlements and considers them also illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[6]


  1. Shragai, Nadav. Outposts / 'God giveth, God taketh away' Ha'aretz. 19 June 2006
  2. Gideon Levy, Outposts 2012: Coming to a West Bank hill near you, at Haaretz, 24 April 2012:" “Yair son of Menashe took all the region of Argob, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havot-Yair, unto this day” (Deuteronomy 3:14)."
  3. Full outposts list Peace Now. Accessed 16 June 2011
  4. Yair Farm Peace Now. Accessed 16 June 2011
  5. Cook, Jonathan. Israeli peace groups target US fundraising The National. 15 September 2009
  6. "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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