Ga'ash

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Ga'ash
גַּעַשׁ
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Ga'ash is located in 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
District Central
Council Hof HaSharon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 5 July 1951
Founded by South American immigrants
Population (2015) 682[1]
Website gaash.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 2015 it had a population of 682.[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 16 October 2016. 
  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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