Netiv HaLamed-Heh

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Netiv HaLamed-Heh

נְתִיב הַל"ה
View of Netiv HaLamed Heh
View of Netiv HaLamed Heh
Netiv HaLamed-Heh is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Netiv HaLamed-Heh
Netiv HaLamed-Heh
Coordinates: 31°41′16.5″N 34°59′01.2″E / 31.687917°N 34.983667°E / 31.687917; 34.983667Coordinates: 31°41′16.5″N 34°59′01.2″E / 31.687917°N 34.983667°E / 31.687917; 34.983667
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded16 August 1949
Founded byDemobbed Palmach soldiers

Netiv HaLamed-Heh (Hebrew: נְתִיב הַל"ה, lit. Path of the 35) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the Valley of Elah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 631.[1]


Netiv HaLamed-Heh was established on 16 August 1949 by demobilised soldiers on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Bayt Nattif.[2] The soldiers had been members of the Daled Company of the Palmach's Harel Brigade, and was initially named Peled (an acronym for Plugot Daled, lit. Daled Company). It was later renamed after the 35 Haganah soldiers killed in a convoy to resupply the Gush Etzion kibbutzim during the 1947–48 Civil War (Lamed-Heh is 35 in Hebrew numerals).[3]

Nativ HaLamed-Heh, 1949
Inauguration ceremony, Nativ HaLamed-Heh, August 1949

Vertigo Dance Company‘s Eco-Art Village is located on Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 212. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Netiv Ha-Lamed-He Jewish Virtual Library
  4. ^ Dance in Israel

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