Mevo Beitar

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Mevo Beitar

מְבוֹא בֵּיתָר
Skyline of Mevo Beitar
Mevo Beitar is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Mevo Beitar
Mevo Beitar
Coordinates: 31°43′20.64″N 35°6′24.11″E / 31.7224000°N 35.1066972°E / 31.7224000; 35.1066972Coordinates: 31°43′20.64″N 35°6′24.11″E / 31.7224000°N 35.1066972°E / 31.7224000; 35.1066972
DistrictJerusalem
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded24 April 1950
Founded byBeitar members
Population
 (2017)[1]
944
Name meaningBeitar Gateway

Mevo Beitar (Hebrew: מְבוֹא בֵּיתָר, lit. Beitar Gateway) is a moshav shitufi in central Israel. Located ten kilometres south-west of Jerusalem in the Jerusalem corridor, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 944.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established on 24 April 1950 by native Israelis and immigrants from Argentina who were members of the Beitar movement, including Matityahu Drobles, later a member of the Knesset.[2] It was founded on the land of the depopulated Arab village of al-Qabu.[3] Located around a kilometre from the Green Line, it was a border settlement until the Six-Day War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ About Mevo Beitar
  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. 308, ISBN 0-88728-224-5