Gan Ner

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Gan Ner
Gan Ner is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Gan Ner
Gan Ner
Coordinates: 32°31′53.03″N 35°20′18.6″E / 32.5313972°N 35.338500°E / 32.5313972; 35.338500Coordinates: 32°31′53.03″N 35°20′18.6″E / 32.5313972°N 35.338500°E / 32.5313972; 35.338500
District Northern
Council Gilboa
Founded 1987
Founded by Moshavniks
Population (2016)[1] 2,677
Website www.gan-ner.co.il

Gan Ner (Hebrew: גַּן נֵר‬, lit. Candle Garden) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located near the Green Line to the south of Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 2,677.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1987 by a group of families from nearby moshavim, on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Mazar.[2]

Gan Ner was named for Lord Barnett Janner.[3] In 1995 a new neighborhood was constructed in the community.

Home to the Hapoel Gilboa Galil basketball club which was formed in 2008, the village has a 2,057-seat sports arena.[citation needed]

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