Nahal Yam (Hebrew: נח"ל ים) was a Nahal settlement on the Mediterranean Sea coast of the Israeli-occupied Sinai Peninsula.[1] The settlement was located 50 miles east of the Suez Canal.[2]

Nahal Yam
נח"ל ים
Nahal Yam in 1969
Nahal Yam in 1969
Nahal Yam is located in Sinai
Nahal Yam
Nahal Yam
Map showing Nahal Yam within the Sinai Peninsula
Coordinates: 31°01′52″N 33°09′09″E / 31.03111°N 33.15250°E / 31.03111; 33.15250Coordinates: 31°01′52″N 33°09′09″E / 31.03111°N 33.15250°E / 31.03111; 33.15250
Country
FoundedOctober 3, 1967; 54 years ago (1967-10-03)
Abandoned1979; 43 years ago (1979)

HistoryEdit

Nahal Yam was settled on October 3, 1967.[3][4]

The Permanent Representative of the United Arab Republic to the United Nations described the settlement as a "colony" in a letter to the Security Council on November 22, 1967.[5]

The Jewish Agency ordered a water desalination plant for the settlement in 1968.[6]

On July 23, 1969, seven soldiers from the Nahal were injured when several bazooka shells detonated in the settlement.[7]

On October 4, 1969, Egyptian aircraft dropped several bombs near the settlement, but did not result in damage or injuries.[8]

On April 24, 1970, Egyptian aircraft dropped several bombs near the settlement, but caused no damage or injuries.[9]

The Orith, an Israeli fishing boat, was sunk by an Egyptian missile off the coast of Nahal Yam on May 18, 1970. Two members of the crew clung to the wreckage and washed ashore at the settlement.[10]

A group were charged for firing bazookas at the settlement on February 16, 1971.[11]

On March 9, 1973, the Jewish Agency announced Nahal Yam would be abandoned.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gilbert, Martin (1993). Atlas of the Arab-Israeli conflict (6th ed.). New York, United States: Oxford University Press. p. 115. OCLC 1147711290. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Israelis Leaving Village in Sinai". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tel Aviv, Israel. 9 March 1973. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  3. ^ "A Survey of Israeli Settlement". MERIP Reports. 60 (60): 13–20. September 1977. doi:10.2307/3011548. JSTOR 3011548. Archived from the original on 10 January 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021 – via JSTOR.
  4. ^ "The Jewish Agency for Israel Timeline". Jewish Agency for Israel. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  5. ^ "S/PV.1382 (OR) of 22 November 1967". United Nations. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Desalination Plant Ordered for Nahal Outpost Fishing in Northern Sinai". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 1 July 1968. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Soldiers at Nahal Yam–a Fishing Outpost–injured by Bazooka Shells". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 23 July 1969. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Israeli Jets Attack Egyptian Position Along Suez Canal, Hit Jordan Guerrilla Bases". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 24 October 1969. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Two Israeli Civilians Killed in Syrian Ambush; Israeli Planes Hit Egyptian Targets". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 24 April 1970. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Israelis in Heaviest Assault on Egyptian Targets; 2 Israeli Soldiers Killed, 13 Wounded". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. May 18, 1970. Archived from the original on 7 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Six Terrorists Killed by Israeli Patrols; Two More Terrorist Bands Uncovered". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 16 February 1971. Archived from the original on 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Nahal Settlement Abandoned". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 9 March 1973. Archived from the original on 4 June 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2021.