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Carmit is a new community in the northern Negev of Israel within the jurisdiction of Meitar located near Cramim Forest.

The community was founded for olims from North America.[1] A neighborhood for ultra-orthodox Jews was also planned.[1] In 2005 the District Planning and Building Commission of the Southern Region approved the construction of 739 housing units for Carmit's Phase A. Residents moved into the first neighborhood during 2013,[2][3] with the community eventually intended to comprise over 2,500 housing units, each on an area of 1/8 acre (1/2 dunam).

Absorption to Carmit is being carried out by the Jewish National Fund,[1] the Jewish Agency, the Meitar local council and the OR Movement that has established six new communities in the Negev and Galilee – Sansana, Merchav Am, Mitzpe Ilan, Haruv, Be'er Milka, and Gva'ot Bar.



  1. ^ a b c "Developing New Communities". Jewish National Fund. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dorronk (2011-02-15). "Newest Negev community - Carmit". The South African Zionist Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  3. ^ Ehud Zion Waldoks (2011-02-04). "First housing plots in new Negev community go up for sale". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 

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Coordinates: 31°20′9.36″N 34°54′0.78″E / 31.3359333°N 34.9002167°E / 31.3359333; 34.9002167