Mitzpe Hila

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Mitzpe Hila
מִצְפֵּה הִלָּה
PikiWiki Israel 3322 Mitzpeh Hilla wing bird.JPG
Mitzpe Hila is located in Israel
Mitzpe Hila
Mitzpe Hila
Coordinates: 33°2′6.14″N 35°14′42.03″E / 33.0350389°N 35.2450083°E / 33.0350389; 35.2450083Coordinates: 33°2′6.14″N 35°14′42.03″E / 33.0350389°N 35.2450083°E / 33.0350389; 35.2450083
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Region Western Galilee
Founded 1980
Website www.mizpe-hila.com
View from Mitzpe Hila

Mitzpe Hila (Hebrew: מִצְפֵּה הִלָּה, lit. Hila Lookout) or simply Hila is a communal town in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee hills near the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 572.

The village was established in 1980 as part of the Lookouts in the Galilee plan, with residents initially living in prefabricated homes imported from South Africa. It was originally named Mitzpe Ziv after Har Ziv, the mountain on which it was built. However, it was later renamed Mitzpe Hila.

Katyusha and Grad rockets fired by Hezbollah in the 1990s landed in the village, as did more rockets during the 2006 Lebanon War against Hezbollah.[1] Today it is a popular retreat for Israelis seeking bed and breakfasts or rental cabins.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bay Area aids Kiryat Shmona Jewish News Weekly, 19 April 1996
  2. ^ a b Shalit's dad: 'Hope is all we have left' The Jerusalem Post, 27 June 2006