Kedma, Israel

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Kedma
Skyline of Kedma
Kedma is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Kedma
Kedma
Coordinates: 31°42′4.67″N 34°46′32.15″E / 31.7012972°N 34.7755972°E / 31.7012972; 34.7755972Coordinates: 31°42′4.67″N 34°46′32.15″E / 31.7012972°N 34.7755972°E / 31.7012972; 34.7755972
DistrictSouthern
CouncilYoav
Founded1946
Population
 (2017)[1]
141

Kedma (Hebrew: קֵדְמָה) is a youth village in south-central Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Yoav Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 141.[1]

History[edit]

Kedma was founded as a kibbutz as part of the 11 points in the Negev campaign in 1946. It was founded on land traditionally belonging to the Palestinian village of Summil.[2] After 1948, it also started to farm some of the land belonging to Bil'in.[3]

Because of social and economic difficulties the kibbutz was abandoned at the end of the 1960s, and it became later on a youth village.[citation needed] The group that founded the community planned originally to locate it near Netanya or the northwest shores of the Dead Sea, but after the latter was captured by the Jordanian army, they moved to the present-day location.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 137, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
  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. 91, ISBN 0-88728-224-5