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Holit

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Holit
חוֹלִית
Holit is located in Israel
Holit
Holit
Coordinates: 31°13′48.36″N 34°19′35.75″E / 31.2301000°N 34.3265972°E / 31.2301000; 34.3265972Coordinates: 31°13′48.36″N 34°19′35.75″E / 31.2301000°N 34.3265972°E / 31.2301000; 34.3265972
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1978 (in Sinai)
1982 (current location)
Founded by Nahal
Population (2015)[1] 147

Holit (Hebrew: חוֹלִית‎, lit. Dune) is a kibbutz in the Hevel Shalom region of south-west Israel. Located near Nir Yitzhak, the kibbutz is under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 147.

History

The kibbutz was established in 1978 as a Nahal settlement near Yamit, in the Sinai Peninsula. However, as a result of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1979, Israel was required to evacuate all its settlements in the peninsula.

In 1982 the kibbutz was re-established in its current location.

Production

Holit has 3 main types of income the cow ranch, factory and fields. The factory produces juicers, about 50 a week. Oranges, lemons, potatoes, mangos, nuts and carrots are all grown in the fields.

References

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

External links

  • Holit Negev Information Centre