11 points in the Negev

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11 points in the Negev (Hebrew: 11 הנקודות‎, 11 HaNekudot) refers to a Jewish Agency plan for establishing eleven settlements in the Negev in 1946, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.

History[edit]

Aerial view of Hatzerim, 1958

A plan to establish eleven "points" of Jewish settlement in the Negev was devised in order to assure a Jewish presence in the area prior to the partition of Palestine.[1] This followed the publication of the Morrison-Grady partition proposal, in which the Negev was excluded from Jewish state and settlement there would be prohibited.[2] Together, the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Agency, the Haganah and the Mekorot water company launched a drive to settle the Negev and hopefully retain it as part of a Jewish state.[2]

On the night of October 5–6, after the Yom Kippur fast, the settlers, included members of Kibbutz Ruhama and Gvulot, set up camp at eleven pre-determined locations in the Negev.[3][4]

11 points in the Negev is located in Israel
Hatzerim
Hatzerim
Kfar Darom
Kfar Darom
Mishmar HaNegev
Mishmar HaNegev
Nevatim
Nevatim
Nirim
Nirim
Kedma
Kedma
Shoval
Shoval
Tkuma
Tkuma
Urim
Urim
Be'eri
Be'eri
Gal On
Gal On
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The eleven settlements were:[2]

Legacy and commemoration[edit]

Today a museum celebrating the eleven points is located in Revivim.[5] In 1996 Israel Post released a stamp celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their settlement.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ On Road 2008, Day 2 International Bike Ride for the Children of ALYN hospital
  2. ^ a b c d 50th anniversary of the 11 Negev settlements Boeliem
  3. ^ About Bnei Shimon Bnei Shimon Regional Council
  4. ^ Outposts in the Negev Jewish National Fund
  5. ^ Follow Settlement and Agriculture in the Northern Negev Cycling in Israel

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