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Kibbutz Erez at the beginning of 1949
Kibbutz Erez at the beginning of 1949
Erez is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°33′35.63″N 34°33′57.95″E / 31.5598972°N 34.5660972°E / 31.5598972; 34.5660972Coordinates: 31°33′35.63″N 34°33′57.95″E / 31.5598972°N 34.5660972°E / 31.5598972; 34.5660972
District Southern
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949 (original location)
1950 (current location)
Founded by Noar Oved members
Population (2017)[1] 494

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 2017 it had a population of 494.[1]


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.[citation needed] However, in 1950 they were resettled in its current location on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Dimra.[2]


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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ 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

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