Nir Etzion

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Nir Etzion
נִיר עֶצִיוֹן
Nir Etzion is located in Israel
Nir Etzion
Nir Etzion
Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Refugees and Holocaust survivors
Population (2007) 877
Name meaning Etzion Meadow
Website www.nirezion.com

Nir Etzion (Hebrew: נִיר עֶצִיוֹן, lit. Etzion Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located between Ein Hod and Ein Hawd near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 877.

The village was established in 1950 as a kibbutz by refugees from Kfar Etzion and Be'erot Yitzhak (which had been captured by the Jordanian and Egyptian armies during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War) as well as Holocaust survivors and members of the Ahdut and Tikva kvutzot. It was named after Kfar Etzion.

In 1953 it converted to a moshav shitufi.

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