Geva Carmel

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Geva Carmel
Geva Carmel is located in Israel
Geva Carmel
Geva Carmel
Coordinates: 32°39′43.19″N 34°57′16.2″E / 32.6619972°N 34.954500°E / 32.6619972; 34.954500Coordinates: 32°39′43.19″N 34°57′16.2″E / 32.6619972°N 34.954500°E / 32.6619972; 34.954500
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Tunisian and Turkish refugees
Population (2015)[1] 1,166

Geva Carmel (Hebrew: גֶּבַע כַּרְמֶל‎, lit. Carmel Hill) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,166.[1]


The moshav was established in 1949 by immigrants from Tunisia and Turkey, including Moshe Sardines, who later served as a member of the Knesset for Mapai. The town was named after the classic-era Jewish city of Geva, located in the area and described by Josephus.[citation needed] According to Rashid Khalidi, it was built east of the village of al-Sarafand, named for and built on the land of the depopulated Palestinian Arab village of Jaba', about 1/2 km northwest of the Arab village site.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 166, 188, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  3. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxii. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.