Gizo, Israel

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Gizo is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°48′15.48″N 34°56′16.8″E / 31.8043000°N 34.938000°E / 31.8043000; 34.938000Coordinates: 31°48′15.48″N 34°56′16.8″E / 31.8043000°N 34.938000°E / 31.8043000; 34.938000
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Founded 1960
Founded by Jewish Agency
Population (2017)[1] 210

Gizo (Hebrew: גִּיזוֹ‬) is a community settlement in central Israel. Located to the north-west of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 210.[1]


The village was established in 1960 by the Jewish Agency as a place of residence for teachers of the Gizo Regional Council school and was named after the biblical city of Gizo (1 Chronicles 11:34) nearby.[2] It is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Bayt Jiz,[3] the name of which was also possibly referencing Gizo.[2]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Yoav Regev (2001) New Israel Guide, Vol. 10: The Shephelah, Keter, Yedioth Ahronoth and the Ministry of Defense
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 365. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.