Kfar Eldad

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Kfar Eldad
כפר אלדד
View on the settlement of Kfar Eldad, the settlement Maale Rehav'am in on the left, in the background.
View on the settlement of Kfar Eldad, the settlement Maale Rehav'am in on the left, in the background.
Kfar Eldad is located in the West Bank
Kfar Eldad
Kfar Eldad
Coordinates: 31°39′13.75″N 35°15′3.24″E / 31.6538194°N 35.2509000°E / 31.6538194; 35.2509000Coordinates: 31°39′13.75″N 35°15′3.24″E / 31.6538194°N 35.2509000°E / 31.6538194; 35.2509000
Council Gush Etzion
Region West Bank
Founded by Residents of Nokdim

Kfar Eldad (Hebrew: כפר אלדד‎) is an Israeli settlement and a communal settlement in the West Bank, south of Jerusalem. It is administered by the Gush Etzion Regional Council.[1] The settlement is in the vicinity of Herodion and overlooks the Judean Desert. It is named after Israel Eldad, a Lehi member and Israeli philosopher.

The population of the settlement is made up of both native born Israelis and Russian immigrants. Secular and religious people live side by side in the settlement. The settlement was established by families from the nearby Nokdim settlement, and originally served as the site of temporary housing prior to that town's construction.

As of spring 2012, the settlement hosts some 80 families, and notable residents include leading Likud Knesset member Ze'ev Elkin.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gush-etzion.org.il
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.