Eitanim

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Eitanim
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Eitanim is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Eitanim
Eitanim
Coordinates: 31°46′44.04″N 35°5′42.61″E / 31.7789000°N 35.0951694°E / 31.7789000; 35.0951694Coordinates: 31°46′44.04″N 35°5′42.61″E / 31.7789000°N 35.0951694°E / 31.7789000; 35.0951694
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Founded 1950
Population (2016)[1] 72

Eitanim (Hebrew: אֵיתָנִים‬, eng. Enduring) is a psychiatric hospital in central Israel. Located near Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 72.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The village is named after the Bible, prophet Micha 6:2:[2] "Listen, you enduring foundations of the earth".

History[edit]

In 1942 an agricultural school was established in the area (then known as Dayr 'Amr) for Arab orphans of the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. In 1950 a hospital for people with tuberculosis was founded on the site, becoming a general hospital in 1952.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.156, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.4, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)