Kedar, Gush Etzion

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Kedar is located in the Central West Bank
Coordinates: 31°45′19.88″N 35°18′33.89″E / 31.7555222°N 35.3094139°E / 31.7555222; 35.3094139Coordinates: 31°45′19.88″N 35°18′33.89″E / 31.7555222°N 35.3094139°E / 31.7555222; 35.3094139
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilGush Etzion
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded byBetar movement

Kedar (Hebrew: קֵדָר‬) is a religiously observant, rural Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located to the south of Ma'ale Adumim and organised as a community settlement, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gush Etzion Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,590.

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


The council was established in 1984[3] by families linked to the Betar movement. The name is taken from Song of Songs (1:5):[4] "Dark am I, o daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar"


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Gush Etzion". Gush Etzion. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
  4. ^ "Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.383 , ISBN 965-220-186-3