Giv'on HaHadasha

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Giv'on HaHadasha
גִּבְעוֹן הַחֲדָשָׁה
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Giv'on HaHadasha is located in the West Bank
Giv'on HaHadasha
Giv'on HaHadasha
Coordinates: 31°50′55.48″N 35°9′27.33″E / 31.8487444°N 35.1575917°E / 31.8487444; 35.1575917Coordinates: 31°50′55.48″N 35°9′27.33″E / 31.8487444°N 35.1575917°E / 31.8487444; 35.1575917
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Amana
Founded 1895 (original)
1977 (modern)
Founded by Immigrants from Yemen
Population (2015)[1] 1,151
Name meaning New Gibeon

Giv'on HaHadashah (Hebrew: גִּבְעוֹן הַחֲדָשָׁה‎, lit. New Gibeon) is an Israel settlement northwest of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Located near Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem and is adjacent to Giv'at Ze'ev, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,151.

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

History[edit]

The settlement was originally established in 1895 by Yemenite Jews, but they left the location after a number of years. It was named after the biblical Gibeon, in Hebrew Giv'on (Joshua 10:10+12), situated nearby.[3] The village was resettled in 1924, but its inhabitants fled as a result of the 1929 Palestine riots. It was resettled again in 1977 by members of Gush Emunim, and eventually absorbed many Jewish emigrants from the former Soviet Union, as well as many Sabras. Although it is mostly secular in character, it is also home to a few religiously observant families.

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. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.15, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)