Ksalon (Hebrew: כְּסָלוֹן‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 428.[1]

Ksalon
כְּסָלוֹן
كسالون
Hebrew transcription(s)
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Ksalon is located in Jerusalem
Ksalon
Ksalon
Coordinates: 31°46′26″N 35°2′58″E / 31.77389°N 35.04944°E / 31.77389; 35.04944Coordinates: 31°46′26″N 35°2′58″E / 31.77389°N 35.04944°E / 31.77389; 35.04944
CountryIsrael
DistrictJerusalem
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationAgricultural Union
Founded1952
Founded byYemenite Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
428

HistoryEdit

The first transit camp (ma'abara) for new Jewish immigrants was set up in 1950 on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Kasla.[2][3] New immigrants from Yemen brought to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet were given farmland there, but abandoned the moshav a few years later to join members of the Yemenite community living in Rosh Ha'ayin. Their place was taken by Jewish immigrants from Morocco.[4]

The moshav was named for the biblical city of Ksalon mentioned in Joshua 15:10, which was probably preserved in the Palestinian name of the place.[5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 299. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ The Mass Migration of the 1950s Jewish Agency for Israel
  4. ^ Bedraggled feathers Haaretz, 6 June 2002
  5. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.268, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  6. ^ Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol.9: Judaea, Jerusalem 1980, Keter Press, p.383 (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.31, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)