Gan Ner (Hebrew: גַּן נֵר, lit. Candle Garden) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located near the Green Line to the south of Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 2,704.[1]

Gan Ner
Gan Ner is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Gan Ner
Gan Ner
Coordinates: 32°31′53.03″N 35°20′18.6″E / 32.5313972°N 35.338500°E / 32.5313972; 35.338500Coordinates: 32°31′53.03″N 35°20′18.6″E / 32.5313972°N 35.338500°E / 32.5313972; 35.338500
DistrictNorthern
CouncilGilboa
Founded1987
Founded byMoshavniks
Population
 (2018)[1]
2,704
Websitewww.gan-ner.co.il

HistoryEdit

The village was founded in 1987 by a group of families from nearby moshavim, on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Mazar.[2]

Gan Ner was named for Lord Barnett Janner.[3] In 1995 a new neighborhood was constructed in the community.

Home to the Hapoel Gilboa Galil basketball club which was formed in 2008, the village has a 2,057-seat sports arena.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 337. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Obituary: Elsie Janner