Gevim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gevim
Gevim is located in Israel
Gevim
Gevim
Coordinates: 31°30′27″N 34°35′55″E / 31.50750°N 34.59861°E / 31.50750; 34.59861Coordinates: 31°30′27″N 34°35′55″E / 31.50750°N 34.59861°E / 31.50750; 34.59861
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Region Northwestern Negev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1947
Founded by Palmach members

Gevim (Hebrew: גֵּבִים, lit. Cisterns) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located in the northwestern Negev desert near Sderot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 360.

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1947 under the name Sde Akiva. The founding members were from the Palmach and had previously been members of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed. It served as a headquarters for the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and was later renamed Gevim.

During the 2000s, the kibbutz has suffered from the repeating Qassam rocket attacks, with damage to buildings and minor injuries to residents.

Economy[edit]

As well as agriculture, the kibbutz has a plastics factory, "Poleg". The kibbutz is located near the Sha'ar HaNegev school and the Sapir Academic College and is a place of residence for several students.

Gallery[edit]