Beit Horon

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Beit Horon
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Beit Horon is located in the Central West Bank
Beit Horon
Beit Horon
Coordinates: 31°52′36.12″N 35°7′43.32″E / 31.8767000°N 35.1287000°E / 31.8767000; 35.1287000Coordinates: 31°52′36.12″N 35°7′43.32″E / 31.8767000°N 35.1287000°E / 31.8767000; 35.1287000
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank

Beit Horon (Hebrew: בֵּית חוֹרוֹן) is a communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Bordering Route 443 between Modi'in and Jerusalem, the biblical pass of Beit Horon (Joshua 10:10), after which it is named,[2] it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,274.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]


Beit Horon was established on 1 December 1977.[4]

According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated land from several surrounding Palestinian villages in order to construct Beit Horon:

Beit Horon is a joint Secular and Orthodox community.[citation needed] A religious elementary school located in Beit Horon serves local children as well as those from surrounding villages. There are also three nurseries and kindergarten, two synagogues, a kollel, a mikvah for women and men, and a library.[8]

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  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.112, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.10, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Israelis, Palestinians Share Fears As Talks Likely Delayed". Orlando Sentinel. July 23, 1995. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Beit ‘Ur al Fauqa Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
  6. ^ At Tira Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
  7. ^ Beituniya Town Profile, ARIJ, pp. 17-18
  8. ^ Beit Horon Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Amana

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