Almagor

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Almagor
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Almagor is located in Israel
Almagor
Almagor
Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000Coordinates: 32°54′45″N 35°36′7.56″E / 32.91250°N 35.6021000°E / 32.91250; 35.6021000
Council Emek HaYarden
Region Sea of Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1961
Founded by Nahal
Population (2015)[1] 349

Almagor (Hebrew: אַלְמָגוֹר‎) is a moshav in northern Israel.[2][3] Located to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 349.[1]

The village was established in 1961 as a Nahal settlement, before being turned into a civilian area in 1965. Its name is derived from a word combination meaning "lack of fear" (al meaning "without"; magor meaning "fear"). Prior to the foundation of the moshav, the area had been the site for the Battle of Tel Motila, a clash between Israel and Syria on 2 May 1951. Today a large memorial stands at the site.[4]

Almagor is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Butayha.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Oren, Michael. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East. RosettaBooks. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Samantha Wilson. Israel, 2nd. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tel Motila (Kela Hill) eKinneret
  5. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 440. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.