the Degree Confluence Project

West Bank

2.4 km (1.5 miles) NW of Qibyā, West Bank
Approx. altitude: 207 m (679 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 32°S 145°W

Accuracy: 5.1 km (3.2 mi)
Quality: good

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#2: GPS photo

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  32°N 35°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: As close as was safe

(visited by Nir Alon, Moti Maman and Shmuel Kohn)

03-Jan-2001 -- Quoted from The Degree Confluence Project Mailing List:

Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 13:03:00 +0200
From: Nir Alon
Subject: [confluence] N32 E35 attempt - Live broadcast!
To: confluence@listbot.com

Dear all,

This is a realtime message sent from near confluence 32N 35E via my PalmPilot and GSM cellular phone.

Moti Maman, Shmuel Kohn and I are located exactly 4.4 km south of 32N 35E, about 4.5 km east of the town Shoham in Israel. We have been unsuccessfully searching for a path to the Confluence. Access from the North and East are blocked because of areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Access from the West is blocked by major road construction and from the South by a military training area (where shooting is going on at this very moment). With deep sorrow we must report an unsuccessful confluence visit, having come just 2 km away at the nearest point.

A formal submission with photos will be sent soon.

A great new year and warm regards,
Nir Alon

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A new evaluation of the geographical location of this Confluence (which was formerly indexed among the Confluences in Israel) has been carried out. With respect to very detailed maps of the area in question, as well as coordinate data describing the exact course of the demarcation line between Israel and the West Bank (the so called "Green Line"), the confluence point 32N 35E is most likely located about 136 m east (!) of the demarcation line (here running in nearly exact N-S direction), consequently the point had to be re-indexed within the West Bank territory.

However, this indexing may become revised whenever newer or better data will become available, or political negotiations will happen. The Degree Confluence Project being absolutely un-political, thereby does not intend to anticipate any authoritative boundary definitions. Therefore, this indexing has to be seen solely as a representation of the actually available boundary data.

Considering the local political situation, the DCP strongly advises not to approach this confluence point from either side without permits from the local military and administrative authorities! Any activities in this zone may be perilous!
(GK 230305)