Geva Binyamin

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Geva Binyamin
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Geva Binyamin is located in the West Bank
Geva Binyamin
Geva Binyamin
Coordinates: 31°51′0″N 35°16′25.68″E / 31.85000°N 35.2738000°E / 31.85000; 35.2738000Coordinates: 31°51′0″N 35°16′25.68″E / 31.85000°N 35.2738000°E / 31.85000; 35.2738000
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Founded 1984
Founded by Adam gar'in members
Population (2015) 5,232[1]
Website www.geva-binyamin.org.il

Geva Binyamin (Hebrew: גֶּבַע בִּנְיָמִין‎. lit. Benjamin Hill), also known as Adam (Hebrew: אדם‎‎), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located five kilometers north-east of Jerusalem, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 5,232.

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

Etymology[edit]

The name Geva Binyamin comes from an eponymous Biblical site believed to have stood in the same location.[3] (f.e. Joshua 18:24)

History[edit]

The village was established in 1984 by members of the Adam gar'in (named after Yekutiel Adam, a former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces who had been killed two years earlier at Beaufort Castle in Lebanon).

Kubur Bani Yisra’il is located on the outskirts of the settlement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.165, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)

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