Tomer

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Tomer
תֹּמֶר, תומר
Tomer (left) next to Fasayil (right)
Tomer (left) next to Fasayil (right)
Tomer is located in the West Bank
Tomer
Tomer
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
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Bik'at HaYarden
Region West Bank
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1976
Population (2015)[1] 247
Name meaning Palm Tree

Tomer (Hebrew: תֹּמֶר‎, lit. Palm Tree) is a moshav and Israeli settlement 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 2015 it had a population of 247.

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

History[edit]

The village was established in 1976,[7] and was named after the trees common in the area. In March 1978 it moved to its present location near Highway 90.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  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. 
  6. ^ "Another brick in the wall: Saving schools in the West Bank". The Independent. 22 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Tomer". Israeli Settlements in Judea and Samaria. Retrieved July 15, 2012.