Hatzav (Hebrew: חָצָב‎, lit. Squill) is a moshav in central Israel. Located on Highway 40 between Gedera and Be'er Sheva, it covers 3,200 dunams and falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,486.[1]

Hatzav
חָצָב
حتساف
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Etymology: Squill
Hatzav is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Hatzav
Hatzav
Coordinates: 31°46′48″N 34°46′12″E / 31.78000°N 34.77000°E / 31.78000; 34.77000Coordinates: 31°46′48″N 34°46′12″E / 31.78000°N 34.77000°E / 31.78000; 34.77000
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byLibyan Jewish refugees
Area
3,200 dunams (3.2 km2 or 1.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,486
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

The moshav was founded in 1949 by refugees from Tripoli in Libya,[2] including Ben-Zion Halfon, later a member of the Knesset.

Hatzav is founded on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Masmiyya al-Kabira.[3]

It is split into two parts; the farming area and the "Yellow Squares" section. The latter consists of half-dunam plots for construction of dwellings for new residents.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 192. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 125. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.