Ohad, Israel

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Ohad
אֹהַד
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Ohad is located in Israel
Ohad
Ohad
Coordinates: 31°14′13.19″N 34°25′55.92″E / 31.2369972°N 34.4322000°E / 31.2369972; 34.4322000Coordinates: 31°14′13.19″N 34°25′55.92″E / 31.2369972°N 34.4322000°E / 31.2369972; 34.4322000
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1969
Population (2015)[1] 404

Ohad (Hebrew: אֹהַד‎ or אוהד‎) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the Hevel Eshkol area of the north-western Negev desert near the Gaza Strip border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 404.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1969 by Olim from various countries, it is named after Ohad, the third son of Shim'om (Simeon), mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 46:10),[2] with the neighbouring communal settlement Tzohar named after his brother, mentioned in the same biblical verse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 19. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.