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Talmon is located in the Central West Bank
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
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank

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 2019 it had a population of 4,575.

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


Israel has confiscated land from several Palestinian villages in order to construct Talmon:

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.[9]

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

Notable residents


  1. ^ "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ AL-Zaytouneh Town Profile, ARIJ, p. 18
  4. ^ Al-Itihad Town Profile (Beitillu, Jammala & Deir 'Ammar), ARIJ, pp. 16-17
  5. ^ Al Janiya Village Profile, ARIJ, pp. 15-16
  6. ^ A walk in the hills, by Raja Shehadeh, December 1, 2008
  7. ^ Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, HRW, 2010
  8. ^ Seven days, five years: A week visiting my family in Israel, David Meir Grossman, July 28, 2014, Tablet
  9. ^ Nehemiah 12 / Hebrew Bible in English Mechon-Mamre