Malkia

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Malkia
PikiWiki Israel 4979 malkye memorial.jpg
Malkia is located in Israel
Malkia
Malkia
Coordinates: 33°5′53.51″N 35°30′39.95″E / 33.0981972°N 35.5110972°E / 33.0981972; 35.5110972Coordinates: 33°5′53.51″N 35°30′39.95″E / 33.0981972°N 35.5110972°E / 33.0981972; 35.5110972
District Northern
Council Upper Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded March 1949
Founded by Demobilized soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 442
Website www.malkiya.co.il
Independence War Memorial in Kibbutz Malkia

Malkia (Hebrew: מַלְכִּיָּה‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border and Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 442.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in March 1949 by six former Palmach soldiers who had been demobilised at the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was named after the depopulated Arab village of al-Malkiyya and after the biblical village of Malkia, which was named after a priestly family[2] from biblical times (Nehemiah 10:4) settling here, on whose lands it was established.

It is located on the land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian villages of Qadas[3] and al-Malkiyya.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.310, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 485. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  4. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 471. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 

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