Ahisamakh, Israel

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Ahisamakh
אֲחִיסָמָךְ
Ahisamakh is located in Israel
Ahisamakh
Ahisamakh
Coordinates: 31°56′5.63″N 34°54′26.27″E / 31.9348972°N 34.9072972°E / 31.9348972; 34.9072972Coordinates: 31°56′5.63″N 34°54′26.27″E / 31.9348972°N 34.9072972°E / 31.9348972; 34.9072972
Council Hevel Modi'in
Region Shephelah
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Libyan Jewish refugees
Population (2016)[1] 1,376

Ahisamakh (Hebrew: אֲחִיסָמָךְ‎, lit. Brother of Support) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,376.[1]

The village was established in 1950 by refugees from Msallata in Libya.[2] It is named after the Biblical Danite Ahisamakh"[3] (Exodus 31:6)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ יוצאי לוב בהתיישבות [Libyans in the settlement [of Israel]] (in Hebrew). World Organization of Libyan Jews. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011. מושב אזור השפלה בקרבת לוד השייך למועצה אזורית חבל מודיעין בדרומה של לוד ובקרבת העיר רמלה נוסד ביום יח' תמוז תש"י 1950 הוקם ע"י 80 משפחות רובם מיוצאי העיר מסלאטה (לוב) 
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.73, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)