Lakhish, Israel

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Lachish

לָכִישׁ
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Lachish is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Lachish
Lachish
Coordinates: 31°33′41.75″N 34°50′34.44″E / 31.5615972°N 34.8429000°E / 31.5615972; 34.8429000Coordinates: 31°33′41.75″N 34°50′34.44″E / 31.5615972°N 34.8429000°E / 31.5615972; 34.8429000
DistrictSouthern
CouncilLakhish
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1955
Founded byNahal
Population
(2017)[1]
731
Name meaningNamed after Lachish

Lakhish (Hebrew: לָכִישׁ‬) is a moshav in the northern Negev in south-central Israel. Located south-east of Kiryat Gat, if falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 731.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded as a Nahal settlement in 1955 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Qubayba.[2] Named after Lachish, the ancient town of the same name, which is now an archaeological tel, it later became a moshav.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Lakhish is based on the cultivation and sale of grapes. In 2006, the moshav built a large reservoir with a capacity of 1.25 million cubic meters to irrigate its 6,000 dunams of vineyards.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 221. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Agriculture from KKL-JNF Reservoirs Jewish National Fund