A house in Amatzia built in the 1950s
|Affiliation||Mishkei Herut Beitar|
|Name meaning||Named for Amaziah of Judah|
Amatzia (Hebrew: אֲמַצְיָה) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located around 8 km southeast of Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. The population is a mix of religious and secular Israelis, and was 569 in 2015.
It was named for King Amaziah of Judah, who, according to the Book of Kings, was killed in the Lakhish region. In the past the community was a moshav shitufi but it has undergone a process of privatization and abandoned its communal nature.
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