Peduel

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Peduel
פְּדוּאֵל
Peduel's water tower gives it a distinct profile
Peduel's water tower gives it a distinct profile
Peduel is located in the Central West Bank
Peduel
Peduel
Coordinates: 32°3′44.63″N 35°3′6.84″E / 32.0623972°N 35.0519000°E / 32.0623972; 35.0519000Coordinates: 32°3′44.63″N 35°3′6.84″E / 32.0623972°N 35.0519000°E / 32.0623972; 35.0519000
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Shomron
Region West Bank
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1984
Population (2017)[1] 1,746
Name meaning Dear

Peduel (Hebrew: פְּדוּאֵל‬), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located about 25 km east of Tel Aviv and adjacent to Alei Zahav, Beit Aryeh-Ofarim and Bruchin, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,746. The Shilo Stream passes to the south, and the Shilo Stream Nature Preserve borders Peduel on the north and west.

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

History[edit]

Founded in 1984 on state lands by a group of Orthodox Jewish Israelis from Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut with help from Amana, the yishuv is now home to about 200 families. The town's name is symbolic and is derived from the bible: "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion" (Isaiah 35,10 and 51,11). The word ransomed in Hebrew is "Peduyim", and Pduel means "ransomed by God".[citation needed]

Peduel is founded on land which Israel confiscated from the Palestinian towns of Deir Ballut[3] and Kafr ad-Dik.[4]

Education[edit]

There are many institutions located on the settlement: a nursery, three kindergartens, an elementary school, a talmud torah, and the combined pre-army and hesder Eretz Hatzvi yeshiva.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Deir Ballut Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 16
  4. ^ Kafr ad Dik Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 17

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