Kfar Aza

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Kfar Aza
Kfar Aza is located in Israel
Kfar Aza
Kfar Aza
Coordinates: 31°29′1.31″N 34°32′2.39″E / 31.4836972°N 34.5339972°E / 31.4836972; 34.5339972Coordinates: 31°29′1.31″N 34°32′2.39″E / 31.4836972°N 34.5339972°E / 31.4836972; 34.5339972
District Southern
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded August 1951
Founded by North African Jews
Population (2016)[1] 695
Website www.kfar-aza.org.il

Kfar Aza (Hebrew: כְּפַר עַזַּה‎, lit. Gaza Village) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located between Netivot and Sderot around five kilometres east of Gaza, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 695.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in August 1951 by Jewish immigrants and refugees from Egypt and the Moroccan city of Tangiers who had received training in Ein Harod, Ayelet HaShahar and later Afikim. It was temporarily abandoned in 1955, and in January 1957 members of the Mita'arim gar'in moved in.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "About Kfar Aza". Kfar Aza. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

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