Revaha

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Revaha
Skyline of Revaha
Revaha is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Revaha
Revaha
Coordinates: 31°38′55.68″N 34°43′59.16″E / 31.6488000°N 34.7331000°E / 31.6488000; 34.7331000Coordinates: 31°38′55.68″N 34°43′59.16″E / 31.6488000°N 34.7331000°E / 31.6488000; 34.7331000
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1953
Founded byKurdish immigrants
Population
 (2017)[1]
558

Revaha (Hebrew: רְוָחָה, lit. prosperity) is a religious moshav in south-central Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 558.[1]

History[edit]

Revaha was established in 1953 by Jewish immigrants from Kurdistan on lands which had formerly belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Karatiyya.[2] It is located close to Hatta, but not on its village land.[3]

The majority of residents are national-religious.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 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. 119. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  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. 101. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.