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Rimonim is located in the West Bank
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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1977
Founded by Nahal
Population (2016)[1] 625

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 2016 it had a population of 625.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, the view rejected by Israel.[2]


The name of the village comes from Book of Judges 20:47:

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


Rimonim was first established 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.

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

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


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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