Kfar Maimon

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Kfar Maimon
כְּפַר מַיְמוֹן
Kfar Maimon is located in Israel
Kfar Maimon
Kfar Maimon
Coordinates: 31°25′54.83″N 34°32′10.67″E / 31.4318972°N 34.5362972°E / 31.4318972; 34.5362972Coordinates: 31°25′54.83″N 34°32′10.67″E / 31.4318972°N 34.5362972°E / 31.4318972; 34.5362972
District Southern
Council Sdot Negev
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1959
Founded by Bnei Akiva members
Population (2015)[1] 296

Kfar Maimon (Hebrew: כְּפַר מַיְמוֹן‎, lit. Maimon Village) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covering 5,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 296.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1959 by a gar'in of Bnei Akiva members and was named after Yehuda Leib Maimon, a signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence and the first Minister of Religions.

In 2005 the village was the site of a non-violent standoff between tens of thousands of protesters against the Gaza disengagement plan, with police encircling the protesters who had started in Netivot to stop them from continuing their march to Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip.[2] The mass influx of demonstrators overloaded mobile telephone and other services in the small agricultural village.

The French High School Lycée Thorani is based in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Price, Matthew (2005-07-19). "Middle East | Battle of wills over Gaza pull-out". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 

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