Bedolah (Hebrew: בְּדֹלַח, lit. Crystal) was an Israeli settlement and army base in the Gush Katif settlement bloc, located in the southwest edge of the Gaza Strip.[1] Home to 220 religious Jews, its inhabitants were evicted, its houses demolished, and its land surrendered to the Palestinian National Authority as part of Israel's disengagement of 2005.

Bedolah
בְּדֹלַח, בדולח
Evacuation of Bedolach, 2005
Evacuation of Bedolach, 2005
Etymology: Crystal
Bedolah is located in the Gaza Strip
Bedolah
Bedolah
Coordinates: 31°19′46″N 34°15′21″E / 31.32944°N 34.25583°E / 31.32944; 34.25583Coordinates: 31°19′46″N 34°15′21″E / 31.32944°N 34.25583°E / 31.32944; 34.25583
Founded1986
Founded byOrthodox Jews

History

Bedolah was founded as a paramilitary Nahal settlement in 1979, and handed over to civilians in 1986 as an Orthodox agricultural settlement.[2] It was home to 33 settlement's families and a population of 220.[2] Most residents were from a group of children of the Moshavim from the Western Negev and the Tel Mond area.[citation needed] The settlement has also absorbed a group of immigrant families from France.[citation needed]

Its main industry was hothouse crops such as vegetables and flowers.[citation needed]

The residents of Bedolah were forcibly evicted from their homes on August 17, 2005, by the 'blue' brigade manned mostly by the Israeli Air Force personnel.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Goldenberg, Suzanne (27 August 2001). "Israeli jets avenge raid on army by commandos". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  2. ^ a b Paying the Price for Peace, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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