Beit Aryeh-Ofarim

Beit Aryeh-Ofarim (Hebrew: בֵּית אַרְיֵה-עֳפָרִים) is an Israeli settlement established in 1981 and a local council in the northern West Bank. It is located 32 kilometers (20 mi) north of Jerusalem and 25 kilometers (16 mi) east from Tel Aviv near the Palestinian village Al-Lubban al-Gharbi, 3.8 km kilometers east of the Green line, inside of the Separation Barrier.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.

Beit Aryeh was recognised as a local council in 1989, and had Ofarim appended to it in 2004. It had 3,909 residents in 2010 and covers about 8,500 dunam. The settlement was named after Aryeh Ben-Eliezer, a Lithuanian born Zionist leader before the state of Israel was founded and a member of the Israeli parliament in the 1950s and 1960s.

In 2011, the Israeli Ministry of Defense signed an agreement with the municipality of Beit Aryeh to further expand the settlement and to build a bypass road between Beit Aryeh and Ofarim.