Peduel

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Peduel
פְּדוּאֵל
Peduel's water tower gives it a distinct profile
Peduel's water tower gives it a distinct profile
Peduel is located in the West Bank
Peduel
Peduel
Coordinates: 32°3′44.63″N 35°3′6.84″E / 32.0623972°N 35.0519000°E / 32.0623972; 35.0519000Coordinates: 32°3′44.63″N 35°3′6.84″E / 32.0623972°N 35.0519000°E / 32.0623972; 35.0519000
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Founded 1984
Name meaning Dear
Eretz Hatzvi combined pre-army and hesder yeshiva

Peduel (Hebrew: פְּדוּאֵל), is a communal village and an Israeli settlement located in the West Bank, about 25 km east of Tel Aviv. The town, under the administrative municipal government of the Shomron Regional Council, is adjacent to Alei Zahav, Beit Aryeh-Ofarim and Bruchin. The Shilo Stream passes to the south, and the Shilo Stream Nature Preserve borders Peduel on the north and west.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1984 on state lands by a group of Orthodox Jewish Israelis from Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut with help from Amana, the yishuv is now home to about 200 families. The town's name is symbolic and is derived from the bible: "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion" (Isaiah 35,10 and 51,11). The word ransomed in Hebrew is "Peduyim", and Pduel means "ransomed by God".

Education[edit]

There are many institutions located on the settlement: a nursery, three kindergartens, an elementary school, a talmud torah, and the combined pre-army and hesder Eretz Hatzvi yeshiva.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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