Kfar Bin Nun
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Kfar Bin Nun (Hebrew: כְּפַר בִּן-נוּן, lit. Son of Nun Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Ayalon Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 727.
It was initially named Mishmar Ayalon Bet as it was located at the road junction to the existing Mishmar Ayalon, which had been established two years before, but was later renamed Kfar Bin Nun after Operation Bin Nun, which was named itself after the second name of Joshua (1:1), who fought here in the Ayalon valley (Joshua 10:12). During two efforts, IDF did not succeed to capture Latrun during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
Until the Six-Day War in 1967, it was classed as a border settlement, which meant it was entitled to financial compensation for the attacks it suffered due to its proximity to the Jordanian border.
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- Official website (in Hebrew)
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