Ga'ash

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Ga'ash

גַּעַשׁ
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Ga'ash is located in Central Israel
Ga'ash
Ga'ash
Coordinates: 32°13′45.48″N 34°49′33.23″E / 32.2293000°N 34.8258972°E / 32.2293000; 34.8258972Coordinates: 32°13′45.48″N 34°49′33.23″E / 32.2293000°N 34.8258972°E / 32.2293000; 34.8258972
DistrictCentral
CouncilHof HaSharon
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded5 July 1951
Founded bySouth American immigrants
Population
(2017)
728[1]
Websitegaash.co.il

Ga'ash (Hebrew: גַּעַשׁ‬, lit. Storm) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain to the north of Tel Aviv, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 728.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The village was named after the Biblical mountain of Gaash,[2] beside the grave of Joshuah in Ephraim (Joshuah 24:30).

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established on 5 July 1951 by a group of immigrants from South America who were members of the Latin America "A Group" of Hashomer Hatzair. The founders had defended Negba during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and had formed the kibbutz community at Ahli Kahsem near Bnei Zion in November 1949.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.159 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)

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