Beit Hanania

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Beit Hanania
בֵּית חֲנַנְיָה
Beit Hanania is located in Haifa region of Israel
Beit Hanania
Beit Hanania
Beit Hanania is located in Israel
Beit Hanania
Beit Hanania
Coordinates: 32°31′44″N 34°55′36″E / 32.52889°N 34.92667°E / 32.52889; 34.92667Coordinates: 32°31′44″N 34°55′36″E / 32.52889°N 34.92667°E / 32.52889; 34.92667
Country Israel
CouncilHof HaCarmel
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byPICA and Eastern European Jewish immigrants

Beit Hanania (Hebrew: בֵּית חֲנַנְיָה, lit. House of Hanania) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located close to the south edge of Mount Carmel close to Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 907.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA) and Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Kabara, which was depopulated in the 1948 Palestine war.[2] The new village was named after Hanania Gottlib, a leader of the PICA.[3]

The Israel National Trail runs through the moshav. An aqueduct built in Hadrian's time is located at its entrance, whilst the Taninim River Nature Reserve is located nearby. The Taninim River flows through the park, both of which are named after the alligators (תנינים, Taninim) that, until the beginning of the 20th century, lived in the nearby Cabra swamp.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  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. 168. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ The story of a village in Samaria Davar, 31 March 1961 (in Hebrew)

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