Gvar'am

Gvar'am (Hebrew: גְּבַרְעָם‎) is a kibbutz in southern Israel, It is located around 12 kilometres from Ashkelon on the road to Yad Mordechai, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 466.[1]

Gvar'am

גְּבַרְעָם
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Gvar'am is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Gvar'am
Gvar'am
Coordinates: 31°35′31.91″N 34°36′45.71″E / 31.5921972°N 34.6126972°E / 31.5921972; 34.6126972Coordinates: 31°35′31.91″N 34°36′45.71″E / 31.5921972°N 34.6126972°E / 31.5921972; 34.6126972
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1942
Population
 (2019)[1]
466
Websitewww.gevaram.org.il

HistoryEdit

Kibbutz Gvar'am was established in 1942 on land owned by Jewish National Fund,[2][3] which had formerly belonged to the Palestinian village of Simsim.[4]

It has been targeted by Hamas rockets for many years. A rocket killed a resident of the kibbutz, who was the mother-in-law of English actor Paul Kaye, in 2008.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Suwaed, Muhammad Youssef (2015-09-03). "Bedouin-Jewish Relations in the Negev 1943–1948". Middle Eastern Studies. 51 (5): 767–788. doi:10.1080/00263206.2014.985663. ISSN 0026-3206.
  3. ^ Friedman, A. (20 July 1943). קיבוץ מחר בסומסום. Davar (in Hebrew). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-88728-224-9.
  5. ^ Kaye, Paul (16 January 2009). "'A dark fog has enveloped us'". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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