Berekhya

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Berekhya
Berekhya is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Berekhya
Berekhya
Coordinates: 31°40′14.16″N 34°37′23.51″E / 31.6706000°N 34.6231972°E / 31.6706000; 34.6231972Coordinates: 31°40′14.16″N 34°37′23.51″E / 31.6706000°N 34.6231972°E / 31.6706000; 34.6231972
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1950
Founded byTunisian immigrants
Population
 (2018)[1]
1,273

Berekhya (Hebrew: בֶּרֶכְיָה) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located four kilometres east of Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,273.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in the winter of 1950 by immigrants from the Tunisian island of Djerba,[2] who had formed a community whilst in a camp in Pardes Hana. Built on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Julis, its name is an expression of the founders' wishes for the blessing (Hebrew: בְּרָכָה, Brakha) of God.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources, Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations 1962, p37