Aviel

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Aviel
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Aviel is located in Israel
Aviel
Aviel
Coordinates: 32°31′56.53″N 34°59′29.62″E / 32.5323694°N 34.9915611°E / 32.5323694; 34.9915611Coordinates: 32°31′56.53″N 34°59′29.62″E / 32.5323694°N 34.9915611°E / 32.5323694; 34.9915611
District Haifa
Council Alona
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1949
Founded by Former Irgun members
Population (2015)[1] 817

Aviel (Hebrew: אֲבִיאֵל‎) is a small and pastoral moshav in northern Israel. It is located south of Haifa within Alona Regional Council and next to Binyamina-Giv'at Ada. It had a population of 817 in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established by the Herut party in 1949 and was named after Israel "Aviel" Epstein, an Irgun messenger to Rome, who was killed in Italy on 28 December 1946. Its original name was Yad HaYod-Daled, after the fourteen Irgun members who died fighting the British.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 13. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.