HaBonim, Israel

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HaBonim
הַבּוֹנִים
Moshav HaBonim, 1950
Moshav HaBonim, 1950
HaBonim is located in Israel
HaBonim
HaBonim
Coordinates: 32°38′9.23″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.6358972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.6358972; 34.9326000Coordinates: 32°38′9.23″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.6358972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.6358972; 34.9326000
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by HaBonim movement

HaBonim (Hebrew: הַבּוֹנִים‎, Builders) is a moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located 5 km south of Atlit and 3 km north of Kibbutz Nahsholim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 259.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by the HaBonim movement on land which belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Kafr Lam. The first residents were from the United Kingdom and South Africa. It came to national prominence on 11 June 1985 due to the HaBonim disaster, in which a bus and train collided, killing 22 people, of which 19 were schoolchildren. A monument was erected at the train crossing.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Cafarlet fortress

Located in the eastern part of the moshav grounds is the ruined medieval fortress of Cafarlet, sometimes referred to as HaBonim Fortress.

Economy[edit]

Agrekal Habonim Industries, a manufacturer of Vermiculite and Perlite, was established in 1950 based on unique technology brought to Israel by the founders of the moshav from South Africa.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel. Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 140. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.  (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Agrekal Habonim Industries

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