Grofit

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Grofit
גְּרוֹפִית
KibbutzGrofit hill.jpg
Grofit is located in Israel
Grofit
Grofit
Coordinates: 29°56′36.95″N 35°4′7.31″E / 29.9435972°N 35.0686972°E / 29.9435972; 35.0686972Coordinates: 29°56′36.95″N 35°4′7.31″E / 29.9435972°N 35.0686972°E / 29.9435972; 35.0686972
District Southern
Council Hevel Eilot
Region Arabah
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1963
Founded by Nahal
Name meaning Shoot
Website www.grofit.net

Grofit (Hebrew: גְּרוֹפִית, lit. Shoot (of a plant)) is a kibbutz near Eilat in the Arabah region in the far south of Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council.

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1963 as a Nahal settlement and is named after the Arabic name of the nearby Grofit Creek. In 1966 the kibbutz was settled by adults who had been members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel. Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 584. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.  (Hebrew)

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