Mishmeret

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Mishmeret
מִשְׁמֶרֶת
Mishmeret is located in Israel
Mishmeret
Mishmeret
Coordinates: 32°13′43.32″N 34°55′17.4″E / 32.2287000°N 34.921500°E / 32.2287000; 34.921500Coordinates: 32°13′43.32″N 34°55′17.4″E / 32.2287000°N 34.921500°E / 32.2287000; 34.921500
District Central
Council Lev HaSharon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Demobbed soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 1,054

Mishmeret (Hebrew: מִשְׁמֶרֶת‎, lit. Position or Post) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Netanya and the HaSharon Junction and covering 3,800 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,054.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1946 by demobilised soldiers from the British Army near the Arab village of Miska. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War the community moved to Herut, and was re-established after the war on its present site. Its name symbolises the steadfast courage of the Jewish ex-British soldiers who defended the land from the Arabs. Today the moshav farms chickens, flowers,[citation needed] exports sweet potatoes and other vegetables.[2]

During the British Mandate The Case of the Miska Village Lands was heard by the Haifa Land Court for 7 years (1932–1939), with unknown outcome.[3] According to Khalidi, Mishmeret was built on the land of the Palestinian village of Miska, which was depopulated in April 1948.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carmy Agricultural Product Ltd., Moshav Mishmeret (Company's website)
  3. ^ El-Eini, Roza (2006), Mandated landscape: British imperial rule in Palestine, 1929-1948, Psychology Press, p. 299, ISBN 978-0-7146-5426-3 
  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. 558, ISBN 0-88728-224-5