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תֹּמֶר, תומר
Tomer (left) next to Fasayil (right)
Tomer (left) next to Fasayil (right)
Tomer is located in the Central West Bank
Coordinates: 32°1′7.33″N 35°26′20″E / 32.0187028°N 35.43889°E / 32.0187028; 35.43889Coordinates: 32°1′7.33″N 35°26′20″E / 32.0187028°N 35.43889°E / 32.0187028; 35.43889
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilBik'at HaYarden
RegionWest Bank
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Name meaningPalm Tree

Tomer (Hebrew: תֹּמֶר‬, lit. Palm Tree) is an Israeli settlement organized as a moshav in the West Bank.[2] Located in the Jordan Valley next to the Palestinian village of Fasayil, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council.[2] In 2017 it had a population of 266.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3][4][5][6]


According to ARIJ, in order to construct Tomer, Israel confiscated 1,049 dunams of land from the Palestinian village of Fasayil.[7]

The village was established in 1976,[8] and was named after the trees common in the area. In March 1978 it moved to its present location near Highway 90.


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Jordan Valley – A General Description". Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Israel prepares for 'fallow' new year". BBC News. 12 September 2007.
  5. ^ Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (1 July 1984). "Israeli Settlements in Gaza and the West Bank (including Jerusalem); Their Nature and Purpose, Part II". United Nations. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Another brick in the wall: Saving schools in the West Bank". The Independent. 22 November 2007.
  7. ^ Fasayil Village Profile p. 17, ARIJ
  8. ^ "Tomer". Israeli Settlements in Judea and Samaria. Retrieved July 15, 2012.