Metzer

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Metzer
מֶצֶר
Kibbutz dining room
Kibbutz dining room
Metzer is located in Israel
Metzer
Metzer
Coordinates: 32°26′24.4″N 35°02′51.5″E / 32.440111°N 35.047639°E / 32.440111; 35.047639Coordinates: 32°26′24.4″N 35°02′51.5″E / 32.440111°N 35.047639°E / 32.440111; 35.047639
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 8 September 1953
Founded by Argentine immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 394
Name meaning Border
Website www.metzer.org.il

Metzer (Hebrew: מֶצֶר‎, lit. Border) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Green Line to the north of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 394.

History[edit]

The kibbutz was founded on 8 September 1953 by immigrants from Argentina. In November 2002, a Palestinian terrorist infiltrated the kibbutz and murdered 5 people including a mother and her two sons.[2] The perpetrator, Sirhan Sirhan, was killed a year later by the Yamam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Leader of Metzer plot arrested - Haaretz Daily Newspaper". www.haaretz.com. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 

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