Ge'a

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Ge'a
The moshav synagogue
The moshav synagogue
Ge'a is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Ge'a
Ge'a
Coordinates: 31°37′37.19″N 34°36′14.04″E / 31.6269972°N 34.6039000°E / 31.6269972; 34.6039000Coordinates: 31°37′37.19″N 34°36′14.04″E / 31.6269972°N 34.6039000°E / 31.6269972; 34.6039000
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byCzechoslovakian and Hungarian Jewish immigrants
Population
 (2018)[1]
970
A playground on the moshav

Ge'a (Hebrew: גֵּיאָה) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located three kilometres south-east of Ashkelon near Beit Shikma and Talmei Yafeh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 970.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and was named after the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Jiyya, on whose lands it was built.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 114. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.