Kedar, Gush Etzion

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Kedar is located in the 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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Gush Etzion
Region West Bank
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1984
Founded by Betar movement
Population (2015)[1] 1,490

Kedar (Hebrew: קֵדָר‎) is a religiously observant, rural communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located to the south of Ma'ale Adumim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gush Etzion Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,490.

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 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gush Etzion". Gush Etzion. 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