Mevo Horon

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Mevo Horon
Mevo Horon is located in the West Bank
Mevo Horon
Mevo Horon
Coordinates: 31°50′57.04″N 35°2′9.34″E / 31.8491778°N 35.0359278°E / 31.8491778; 35.0359278Coordinates: 31°50′57.04″N 35°2′9.34″E / 31.8491778°N 35.0359278°E / 31.8491778; 35.0359278
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded 1970
Founded by Ezra members
Population (2015)[1] 2,517

Mevo Horon (Hebrew: מְבוֹא חוֹרוֹן‎, lit. Horon Gateway) is an Israeli settlement and religious moshav shitufi in the West Bank. Located near Latrun and Modi'in, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 2,517.

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


The village was established in 1970 by members of the Ezra youth movement and was the first village in the Mateh Binyamin council area. It moved to present site in 1974.[3] It is named after the biblical Beit Horon (Joshua 10:10), which was located near the modern Israeli village and settlement of Beit Horon.

Some Palestinians managed to return to the area after their expulsion from the villages of Yalo, Imwas and Bayt Nuba on whose lands the moshav was established, and managed to gain employment as farm hands at Mevo Horon in the 1980s. During the early stages of the Al Aqsa Intifada, when the main checkpoint into Israel was moved several kilometers east of Mevo Horon and further into the West Bank, the moshav made arrangements to pick up these workers at the new checkpoint, though since they lacked Israeli work permits, difficulties arose.[4]

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  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. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.325, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  4. ^ Tobias Kelly, 'Returning to Palestione:Confinement and Displacement uunder the Israeli Occupation,',' in Stef Jansen, Staffan Lofving (eds.) Struggles For Home: Violence, Hope and the Movement of People, Berghahn Books, 2012 pp.25-41 pp.31-35.

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