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
DistrictJudea and Samaria Area
CouncilMateh Binyamin
RegionWest Bank
Founded byAdam gar'in members

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


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


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.


  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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