Luzit

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Luzit
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Luzit is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Luzit
Luzit
Coordinates: 31°41′5.63″N 34°53′11.39″E / 31.6848972°N 34.8864972°E / 31.6848972; 34.8864972Coordinates: 31°41′5.63″N 34°53′11.39″E / 31.6848972°N 34.8864972°E / 31.6848972; 34.8864972
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1955
Founded by North African Jews
Population (2015)[1] 653

Luzit (Hebrew: לוּזִית‎, lit. Almond Tree) is a moshav in central Israel. Located between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 653.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1955 by immigrants from North Africa, and was initially named Dir Duban Bet after the depopulated Arab village of Deir al-Dubban. It was later renamed Luzit after almond trees, which are common in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.