Merkaz Hever

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Merkaz Hever
Hebrew: מֶרְכַּז חֶבֶר
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Merkaz Hever is located in Israel
Merkaz Hever
Merkaz Hever
Coordinates: 32°32′52.08″N 35°15′52.91″E / 32.5478000°N 35.2646972°E / 32.5478000; 35.2646972Coordinates: 32°32′52.08″N 35°15′52.91″E / 32.5478000°N 35.2646972°E / 32.5478000; 35.2646972
District Northern
Council Gilboa
Founded 1958
Population (2015)[1] 429

Merkaz Hever (Hebrew: מֶרְכַּז חֶבֶר‎) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Ta'anakh region, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 429.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1958 as a regional center for the three neighboring communities: Barak, Adirim, and Devorah. In 1982 it was expanded and converted to a communal settlement.

The name Merkaz Hever is connected to Yael, the wife of Hever the Kenite (Judges 4:17), after whom another communal settlement nearby is named (Merkaz Yael). The story described in Judges took place in this area.

References[edit]

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