Kfar Adumim

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Kfar Adumim
כְּפַר אֲדֻמִּים, כפר אדומים
Kfar Adumim is located in the West Bank
Kfar Adumim
Kfar Adumim
Coordinates: 31°49′26.4″N 35°20′6″E / 31.824000°N 35.33500°E / 31.824000; 35.33500Coordinates: 31°49′26.4″N 35°20′6″E / 31.824000°N 35.33500°E / 31.824000; 35.33500
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Founded September 1979
Population (2015) 4,145[1]

Kfar Adumim (Hebrew: כְּפַר אֲדֻמִּים‎. lit. Red Village) is a mixed religious-secular communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located in the Judean Desert, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 4,145. Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin encampment, is located between Kfar Adumim and Ma'ale Adumim.[2] The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3] According to the Palestinian NGO Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem, Kfar Adumim is located on land confiscated from the town of 'Anata.[4]


Kfar Adumim was established in September 1979.[5] Kfar Adumim was a settlement linked by a road secretly built by settlers in 1995. The road joins Anatot to Kfar Adumim, Nofei Prat, and Alon. According to Pinhas Wallerstein, then head of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council, the road was one of a number of secretly built roads under construction in the area. Wallerstein claimed that as council head, he did not need permission to construct roads, but that he would stop construction if the Israel Defense Forces told him to.


Kfar Adumim is home to the Ein Prat pre-military mechina.

Notable residents[edit]



  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ West Bank village under threat Al Jazeera, 22 February 2010
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  4. ^ 'Anata Town Profile Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem. 21 July 2004.
  5. ^ Blum Leibowitz, Ruthie (14 May 2007). "One on One: Homeland security". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sallai Meridor". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Arieh Eldad, National Union". Ynetnews. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2012.