She'ar Yashuv (Hebrew: שְׁאָר יָשׁוּב) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Upper Galilee in the northeastern Hula Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 668.
Memorial for the helicopter disaster
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HaOved HaTzioni members
She'ar Yashuv was first founded in February 1940 as part of the Ussishkin fortresses by 30 families from the HaNoar HaTzioni ("Zionist Youth") and HaOved HaTzioni ("Zionist Workers"). It was originally called Metzadot Ussishkin Gimel, lit. "Ussishkin Fortresses 3", before being renamed Aleh Reish ("Go Up, Take Possession"). The present name is taken from the Book of Isaiah 10:21 ("A remnant will return, (the remnant of Jacob)").
When the battles of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War ended and a ceasefire was declared at the end of 1948, most of the inhabitants abandoned the community because of artillery shells fired by Syria from Tel Azaziat, which overlooks the village from the east. In 1949 it was resettled by remnants of the original community. This time, by members of HaNoar HaTzioni from Hungary who survived the Holocaust and had come to Israel during the war. After the war it also gained some land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Mansura.
The Syrians shot at the settlers for 19 years from Tel Azaziat, and in 1957 killed Yosef Ben-Haim, a member of the moshav. During the second day of the Six-Day War, the Syrians tried to capture She'ar Yashuv. Radio Damascus and the French daily Le Monde even announced that the moshav had been captured by the Syrians. However, a few of the defenders who stood steadfastly chased away the Syrians with mortar fire. The Syrians returned to attack the moshav a number of times, but did not succeed to capture it. On 9 June 1967, fighters of the Golani Brigade captured Tel Azaziat and removed the immediate Syrian danger from the moshav. Israel kept the conquered Golan Heights and the new cease-fire line is much farther east than the one from 1948.
Places of interestEdit
On the south end of the moshav are remnants of al-Mansura with a flour mill.
The "Forest of the Fallen" is located on the southeast edge of the moshav. In the forest are 73 trees planted in memory of the 73 victims of the helicopter crash that occurred on 4 February 1997 above She'ar Yashuv and nearby kibbutz Dafna.