Almagor

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Almagor
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Almagor is located in Northeast 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
CouncilEmek HaYarden
RegionSea of Galilee
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1961
Founded byNahal
Population
(2017)[1]
383

Almagor (Hebrew: אַלְמָגוֹר‬) is a moshav in northern Israel.[2][3] Located in the Korazim Plateau, to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 383.[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 villages of Al-Butayha and Arab al-Shamalina.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  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) Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. 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. pp. 435, 441. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.