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Almagor (Hebrew: אַלְמָגוֹר) is a moshav in northern Israel.[2][3] Located in the Korazim Plateau, to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 383.[1]

Almagor
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Almagor is located in Northeast Israel
Almagor
Almagor
Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000
CouncilEmek HaYarden
RegionSea of Galilee
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1961
Founded byNahal
Population
 (2017)[1]
383

The village was established in 1961 as a Nahal settlement, before being turned into a civilian area in 1965. Its name is derived from a word combination meaning "lack of fear" (al meaning "without"; magor meaning "fear"). Prior to the foundation of the moshav, the area had been the site for the Battle of Tel Motila, a clash between Israel and Syria on 2 May 1951. Today a large memorial stands at the site.[4]

Almagor is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian villages of Al-Butayha and Arab al-Shamalina.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Oren, Michael (2010). Six Days of War: June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East. RosettaBooks. ISBN 9780795311857. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Wilson, Samantha (2011). Israel (2nd, illustrated ed.). Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 9781841623627. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Tel Motila (Kela Hill) Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine eKinneret
  5. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. pp. 435, 441. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.