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Dolev is located in the Central West Bank
Coordinates: 31°55′33.34″N 35°8′6.64″E / 31.9259278°N 35.1351778°E / 31.9259278; 35.1351778Coordinates: 31°55′33.34″N 35°8′6.64″E / 31.9259278°N 35.1351778°E / 31.9259278; 35.1351778
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1983
Population (2016)[1] 1,331

Dolev (Hebrew: דולב, דֹּלֶב‬ is an Israeli settlement organized as a community settlement in the West Bank. Located 17 miles north-west of Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,331.

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


According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated land from three Palestinian villages in order to construct Dolev: 867 dunams of land was confiscated from Al-Janiya,[3] 157 dunams of land was taken from Ein Qiniya,[4] while 22 dunam of land was taken from Deir Ibzi.[5]

Dolev was established in 1983, by five families who moved to the site on the festival of Sukkot. It is named for nearby Nahal Dolev where dolev trees (Platanus orientalis) grow.[6] In 1988, Ulpanat Dolev girls school established a youth rehabilitation program, Dolev Homes for Youth at Risk, which now has branches in Ashdod and Modi'in. In 2013, 450 girls from all over Israel were enrolled in the program. Dolev Homes received the National Award for Excellence in Education for its contribution to Israeli society over a period of 25 years.[7]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Al Janiya Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
  4. ^ 'Ein Qiniya Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 17
  5. ^ Deir Ibzi village profile, ARIJ, p. 18
  6. ^ מטה בנימין. Retrieved on 2016-05-20.
  7. ^ Bad girls gone good at Dolev. (2013-07-11). Retrieved on 2016-05-20.

External links[edit]

  • Dolev Mateh Binyamin Regional Council (in Hebrew)