Biranit

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Army camp built on al-Manusra village land in 1948. Evolved into Biranit IDF base.

Biranit (Hebrew: בירנית‎‎, lit. Fortress) is a military base in northern Israel. It is the headquarters of the Galilee Division of the Israel Defense Forces, and is located around a kilometre from the Lebanese border between Sasa and Netu'a.

It is located on the land of the Palestinian village of Al-Mansura, which was depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[1]

The site was originally planned to become a village centre as part of Operation Sof Sof to increase Jewish presence in the Galilee in the 1960s. In 1964 a Nahal settlement was established in the area. It was civilianised in 1967, but did not become a village.

On July 14, 2006, the base was hit by Katyusha rockets fired by Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon War.

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Coordinates: 33°03′29″N 35°20′33″E / 33.05806°N 35.34250°E / 33.05806; 35.34250