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Motza Illit (Hebrew: מוֹצָא עִלִּית, מוצא עילית, lit. Upper Motza) is a community settlement on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 940.
Settlement in the area goes back to ancient times, with thousands of year old terraces and archeological remains in the area. In 1929, old Motza was attacked by its Arab neighbors and many residents were murdered. Four years later, a new moshav, Motza Ilit, was established at a higher location on the same hill.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- Planting from the Remains
- Upper Motza Families Celebrate Settlement of New Jewish Workers