Mitzpe Hila

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Mitzpe Hila
מִצְפֵּה הִלָּה
PikiWiki Israel 3322 Mitzpeh Hilla wing bird.JPG
Mitzpe Hila is located in Israel
Mitzpe Hila
Mitzpe Hila
Coordinates: 33°2′6.14″N 35°14′42.03″E / 33.0350389°N 35.2450083°E / 33.0350389; 35.2450083Coordinates: 33°2′6.14″N 35°14′42.03″E / 33.0350389°N 35.2450083°E / 33.0350389; 35.2450083
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Founded 1980
Population (2015)[1] 575
View from Mitzpe Hila

Mitzpe Hila (Hebrew: מִצְפֵּה הִלָּה‎, lit. Hila Lookout) or simply Hila is a communal town in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee hills near the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 575.


Posting of caravan in Mitzpe Hila, Israel, 1982

The village was established in 1980 as part of the Lookouts in the Galilee plan, with residents initially living in prefabricated homes imported from South Africa. It was originally named Mitzpe Ziv after Har Ziv, the mountain on which it was built. However, it was later renamed Mitzpe Hila.

Katyusha and Grad rockets fired by Hezbollah in the 1990s landed in the village, as did more rockets during the 2006 Lebanon War against Hezbollah.[2] Today it is a popular retreat for Israelis seeking bed and breakfasts or rental cabins.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Bay Area aids Kiryat Shmona Jewish News Weekly, 19 April 1996
  3. ^ a b Shalit's dad: 'Hope is all we have left' The Jerusalem Post, 27 June 2006