Rimonim

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Rimonim

רִמּוֹנִים
Rimonim is located in the Central West Bank
Rimonim
Rimonim
Coordinates: 31°56′03″N 35°20′24″E / 31.93417°N 35.34000°E / 31.93417; 35.34000Coordinates: 31°56′03″N 35°20′24″E / 31.93417°N 35.34000°E / 31.93417; 35.34000
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationAgricultural Union
Founded1977
Founded byNahal
Population
 (2018)[1]
687

Rimonim (Hebrew: רִמּוֹנִים, רימונים), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located on the Allon Road, about a twenty-minute drive east from Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 687.[1]

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

Etymology[edit]

The village is named after the biblical Rock of Rimmon (present-day Rammun). The name comes from the Book of Judges:

But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon, and abode in the rock of Rimmon four months.

History[edit]

According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 393 dunam of land from the nearby Palestinian town of Taybeh in order to construct Rimonim in 1977.[3]

Rimonim was first established in 1977 (20 Shevat 5737) as a temporary pioneer Nahal military outpost. Three years later in 1980 (on 4 Tishrei 5741), it moved to the current location, demilitarized and turned over to residential purposes non-religious Jewish Israelis with help from the Amana settlement organization. In the mid-2000s the village allowed religious Jews to move in. Until then, it had been almost exclusively secular in nature.[citation needed]

Services provided include a synagogue, half-Olympic sized swimming pool, post office, nursery, kindergarten, mikveh, library, basketball court, and youth centre.[citation needed]

At the edge of town, there is a look-out point, from which one can view the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Et Taiyiba Town Profile (including Badiw al Mu’arrajat Locality), ARIJ, p. 21

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