Ben Ami

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Ben Ami
בֶּן עַמִּי
Ben Ami is located in Israel
Ben Ami
Ben Ami
Coordinates: 33°0′23.4″N 35°7′28.56″E / 33.006500°N 35.1246000°E / 33.006500; 35.1246000Coordinates: 33°0′23.4″N 35°7′28.56″E / 33.006500°N 35.1246000°E / 33.006500; 35.1246000
District Northern
Council Matte Asher
Affiliation Moshavim movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilized soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 745

Ben Ami (Hebrew: בֶּן עַמִּי‎) is an agricultural settlement in the Northern District of Israel. Located next to Nahariya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2015 its population was 745.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by demobilized soldiers on the lands of the Arab village of Umm al-Faraj.[2]

Ben Ami was one of settlements hit by Katyusha rockets sent by Hezbollah on 14 July 2006 during the 2006 Lebanon War.

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. Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 82. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.