Netiv HaAsara

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For the settlement in the Sinai, see Netiv HaAsara, Sinai.
Netiv HaAsara
נְתִיב הָעֲשָׂרָה
A tractor near Netiv HaAsara's concrete shelter
A tractor near Netiv HaAsara's concrete shelter
Netiv HaAsara is located in Israel
Netiv HaAsara
Netiv HaAsara
Coordinates: 31°34′15.24″N 34°32′21.84″E / 31.5709000°N 34.5394000°E / 31.5709000; 34.5394000Coordinates: 31°34′15.24″N 34°32′21.84″E / 31.5709000°N 34.5394000°E / 31.5709000; 34.5394000
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1982
Founded by Netiv HaAsara (Sinai) residents
Population (2015)[1] 805

Netiv HaAsara (Hebrew: נְתִיב הָעֲשָׂרָה‎, lit. Path of the Ten) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-west Negev, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 805.


The moshav was founded in 1982 by 70 families who were residents of the former Israeli settlement of Netiv HaAsara in the Sinai Peninsula, which was evacuated as a result of the Camp David Accords.[2] The original moshav had been named for ten soldiers that were killed in a helicopter accident south of Rafah in 1971, and was originally named "Minyan".[3]

After the Israeli disengagement from Gaza in 2005, Netiv HaAsara became the closest community in Israel to the Gaza Strip, located 400 meters away from the edge of the Palestinian town of Beit Lahiya. At the southern edge of the village, a car park was converted into an Israel Defense Forces base and tanks were deployed. An electric fence was erected to stop infiltration attempts from Gaza, and three concrete walls were built against potential Palestinian snipers.[2]

The moshav was a target of Qassam rockets,[2] Katyusha rockets,[4] and mortar shellings,[5] In 2007, the Popular Resistance Committees sent two guerrillas to infiltrate the moshav, but they were killed by the IDF.[6]

Dana Galkowicz, a 22-year-old Israeli-Brazilian woman, was killed on 14 July 2005 at Netiv HaAsara by a Qassam rocket. On 10 March 2010, a Thai worker was killed. [7]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Berg, Raffi (2005-11-18). "Israelis on the frontline with Gaza". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 381. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  4. ^ Katz, Yaakov (2006-05-16). "Katyusha rocket fired at Netiv Ha'asara". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  5. ^ Hadad, Shmulik (2008-01-13). "8 mortar shells hit community of Netiv HaAsara". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  6. ^ Greenberg, Hanan (2007-08-25). "IDF forces foil terror plot". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  7. ^ Galkowicz, Natan (2007-08-25). "Victims of Terror". Foreign Ministry of Israel. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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