Aluma

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Aluma
אֲלֻמָּה
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • official Alumma
Aluma is located in Israel
Aluma
Aluma
Coordinates: 31°39′4.67″N 34°44′37.31″E / 31.6512972°N 34.7436972°E / 31.6512972; 34.7436972Coordinates: 31°39′4.67″N 34°44′37.31″E / 31.6512972°N 34.7436972°E / 31.6512972; 34.7436972
Council Shafir
Region Southern coastal plain,
Founded 1965
Founded by Agudat Yisrael members
Population (2012) 479[1]

Aluma (Hebrew: אֲלֻמָּה or אלומה, lit. Sheaf) is an Haredi communal settlement in southern Israel. Located in the southern coastal plain around three kilometers north-west of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2012, it had a population of 479.[1]

The village was established in 1965 as a youth village named Hazon Yehezkel by a group called Mosadot Hinukh Ezuri (lit. Institute for Regional Education), made up of young members of Agudat Yisrael. It was built on lands which had formerly belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Hatta. In 1996 the Ministry of Interior gave the village municipal council status and changed its name to Aluma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2014.