Talmon

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Talmon
טַלְמוֹן
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Talmon is located in the Central West Bank
Talmon
Talmon
Coordinates: 31°56′18″N 35°8′6″E / 31.93833°N 35.13500°E / 31.93833; 35.13500Coordinates: 31°56′18″N 35°8′6″E / 31.93833°N 35.13500°E / 31.93833; 35.13500
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Founded 1989
Population (2016)[1] 3,879

Talmon (Hebrew: טַלְמוֹן‬), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located in the West Binyamin at an elevation of nearly 600 metres and 18 km east of Modiin, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 3,879.

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

History[edit]

Talmon was founded in 1989, with the name taken from the family name of the family of gatekeepers of the Temple in Jerusalem who returned to rebuild Jerusalem during the time of Nehemiah.[3]

The settlement of Neria was originally built on land designated for Talmon, but it is now independent.

Talmon is situated on land confiscated from private Palestinian citizens of Al-Janiya[4][5][6] and on land confiscated from the Palestinian town of Al-Ittihad.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

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