Ganei Modi'in

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Ganei Modi'in

גני מודיעין
Ganei Modi'in is located in the Central West Bank
Ganei Modi'in
Ganei Modi'in
Coordinates: 31°55′46.4″N 35°01′0.3″E / 31.929556°N 35.016750°E / 31.929556; 35.016750Coordinates: 31°55′46.4″N 35°01′0.3″E / 31.929556°N 35.016750°E / 31.929556; 35.016750
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank
FoundedMarch 1985
Population
 (2017)[1]
2,445
Name meaningModi'in Gardens

Ganei Modi'in (Hebrew: גני מודיעין, lit. Modi'in Gardens) is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located just over the Green Line to the north of Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2017, it had a population of 2,445.

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

History[edit]

Plans to establish the settlement were announced by the regional council in 1982 and it was founded in March 1985.[3] Originally part of Hashmonaim, in 1996 it was merged into Modi'in Illit.[3] However, on 1 January 2016, it was officially recognised as a separate jurisdiction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Ganei Modi'in Mateh Binyamin Regional Council