Ein HaBesor

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Ein HaBesor
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Ein HaBesor is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Ein HaBesor
Ein HaBesor
Coordinates: 31°16′55.91″N 34°27′0.72″E / 31.2821972°N 34.4502000°E / 31.2821972; 34.4502000Coordinates: 31°16′55.91″N 34°27′0.72″E / 31.2821972°N 34.4502000°E / 31.2821972; 34.4502000
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byEvacuated settlers

Ein HaBesor (Hebrew: עֵין הַבְּשׂוֹר, lit. Spring of the Besor) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the Hevel Eshkol area of the north-western Negev desert near the border with the Gaza Strip and around a kilometre from Magen, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,156.[1]


Ein Besor was an Egyptian First Dynasty Staging Post along the "ways of Horus" trade route in the northern Negev. The staging post was contemporary with Tell es-Sakan.[2][3] The modern moshav was established in 1982. Some of the residents were from Sadot, an Israeli settlement in the Sinai Peninsula evacuated after signing of the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ McGovern, Patrick E. (2003) Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-07080-6 p 101
  3. ^ Hornsey, Ian Spencer (2003) A History of Beer and Brewing Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain) ISBN 0-85404-630-5 p 53
  4. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 412. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.CS1 maint: others (link)

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