Nir Banim

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Nir Banim
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Nir Banim is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Nir Banim
Nir Banim
Coordinates: 31°40′20.27″N 34°45′15.48″E / 31.6722972°N 34.7543000°E / 31.6722972; 34.7543000Coordinates: 31°40′20.27″N 34°45′15.48″E / 31.6722972°N 34.7543000°E / 31.6722972; 34.7543000
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded bySons from other moshavim
Population (2017)[1]728

Nir Banim (Hebrew: נִיר בָּנִים‬, lit. Sons' Meadow) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 728.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1954 by sons of residents of the moshavim of Be'er Tuvia, Kfar Vitkin, Kfar Yehezkel, Nahalal and Herut. This was also the source of its name.[2] It was established on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 35. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 135, ISBN 0-88728-224-5