Almagor

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Almagor
Almagor is located in Israel
Almagor
Almagor
Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000
Council Emek HaYarden
Region Sea of Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1961
Founded by Nahal
Population (2011) 326[1]

Almagor (Hebrew: אַלְמָגוֹר) is a moshav in northern Israel.[2][3] Located to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 326.[1]

The village was established in 1961 as a Nahal settlement, before being civilianised in 1965. Its name is derived from a couple of words meaning "lack of fear" (Al meaning "without"; magor meaning "fear"). Prior to the foundation of the moshav, the area had been the site for the Battle of Tel Motila, a clash between Israel and Syria on 2 May 1951. Today a large memorial stands at the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Oren, Michael. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East. RosettaBooks. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Samantha Wilson. Israel, 2nd. Retrieved September 5, 2011.