Beit Horon

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Beit Horon
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Beit Horon is located in the 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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1977

Beit Horon (Hebrew: בֵּית חוֹרוֹן) is an Israeli settlement and communal village bordering Route 443 between Modi'in and Jerusalem, the biblical pass of Beit Horon (Joshua 10:10), after which it is named.[1] Beit Horon receives municipal services from the Matte Binyamin Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

Beit Horon was established on December 1, 1977.[3] It is a joint Secular and Orthodox community with a population of 630.

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.[4]

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Israelis, Palestinians Share Fears As Talks Likely Delayed". Orlando Sentinel. July 23, 1995. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Amana settlement movement: Beit Horon

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