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Keida (Hebrew: קידה‎‎) is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank named after a genus of flower that grows in the region. It is situated just off the Allon Road, a five-minute drive east of Shilo. Other Israeli villages in the area include Shvut Rachel, Giv'at Har'el, Esh Kodesh, and Adei Ad. Keida was founded on June 24 2003 (Sivan 24, 5763 according to the Hebrew calendar) as a joint project by Amana and the Yesha Council. [1] Originally, it was supposed to be built on an abandoned army base of the same name but was later moved to an adjacent hilltop. The village is under the jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. [2]

There is no public transportation serving Keida. The only means of transportation are car or hitchhiking.

The current population of the village is twenty families, with five more having been scheduled to move in in Spring 2009.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]

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  1. ^ קידה
  2. ^ Communities
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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Coordinates: 32°2′58.78″N 35°20′26.6″E / 32.0496611°N 35.340722°E / 32.0496611; 35.340722