Eliav, Israel

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Eliav
חָרוּב
Eliav is located in Israel
Eliav
Eliav
Coordinates: 31°31′53.69″N 34°55′58.81″E / 31.5315806°N 34.9330028°E / 31.5315806; 34.9330028Coordinates: 31°31′53.69″N 34°55′58.81″E / 31.5315806°N 34.9330028°E / 31.5315806; 34.9330028
District Southern
Council Lakhish
Founded 2004
Population (2015)[1] 257

Eliav (Hebrew: אֱלִיאָב‎) is a communal settlement in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 257.

History[edit]

Eliav was founded in 2004 and was initially named Haruv (חָרוּב) after the eponymous carob tree which grow in the region of the community. Secular, traditional and religious Jews live there and join as partners in education, Judaism and culture. The community supports the environment and is part of the ecosystem of the Shephelah. Planning and construction in the community is focused on preserving the environment.

In 2011, the name of the village changed to Eliav, in memory of Aryeh Eliav, a politician and activist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.