Gibton

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Gibton
גִּבְּתוֹן
Gibton, with cactus in the foreground.jpg
Gibton is located in Israel
Gibton
Gibton
Coordinates: 31°53′14.74″N 34°48′0.54″E / 31.8874278°N 34.8001500°E / 31.8874278; 34.8001500Coordinates: 31°53′14.74″N 34°48′0.54″E / 31.8874278°N 34.8001500°E / 31.8874278; 34.8001500
District Central
Council Brenner
Affiliation Unaffiliated
Founded 1933
Population (2015)[1] 327

Gibton (Hebrew: גִּבְּתוֹן‎, lit. Finch) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Brenner Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 327.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1933 as part of the Settlement of the Thousand plan. The plan aimed to establish small agricultural settlements around the larger towns and help defend them against Arab rioters. It was named after an ancient town in the territory of the Tribe of Dan which is mentioned in the Tanakh: Joshua 19:44. Following Rehovot's expansion after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, it became an enclave within the city's perimeter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 109. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.