Kibbutz Erez at the beginning of 1949
|Founded||1949 (original location)
1950 (current location)
|Founded by||Noar Oved members|
Erez (Hebrew: אֶרֶז, lit. Cedar), is a kibbutz in south-western Israel. Located in the north-western Negev around 18 kilometres south of Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 478.
Erez is named after the first nucleus that settled the kibbutz. They were members of the Noar Oved nucleus from Petah Tikva. They originally settled on ground in the area of Or HaNer in 1949. However, in 1950 they were resettled in its current location on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Dimra.
The kibbutz has three main industries; agriculture (arable and fruit farming as well as animal husbandry), manufacturing (the "Erez Thermoplastics Products" company manufactures plastic covered materials) and research and development.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Erez.|
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 94, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
- Official website (in Hebrew)