Geva Binyamin (Hebrew: גֶּבַע בִּנְיָמִין. lit. Benjamin Hill), also known as Adam (Hebrew: אדם‎), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located five kilometers north-east of Jerusalem, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 5,525.

Geva Binyamin
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Geva Binyamin is located in the Central West Bank
Geva Binyamin
Geva Binyamin
Coordinates: 31°51′0″N 35°16′25.68″E / 31.85000°N 35.2738000°E / 31.85000; 35.2738000Coordinates: 31°51′0″N 35°16′25.68″E / 31.85000°N 35.2738000°E / 31.85000; 35.2738000
CountryIsrael
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank
Founded1984
Founded byAdam gar'in members
Population
 (2018)
5,525[1]
Websitewww.geva-binyamin.org.il

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

Etymology

The name Geva Binyamin comes from an eponymous Biblical site believed to have stood in the same location.[3] (f.e. Joshua 18:24)

History

According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated 1,139 dunams of land from the Palestinian village of Jaba' in order to construct Geva Binyamin.[4]

The village was established in 1984 by members of the Adam gar'in (named after Yekutiel Adam, a former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces who had been killed two years earlier at in Lebanon).[5]

Qubur Bani Isra'il is located on the outskirts of the settlement.

References

  1. ^ "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.165, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  4. ^ Jaba' Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 17
  5. ^ Adam Binyamin Region

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