Sdot Micha

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Sdot Micha
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Sdot Micha is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Sdot Micha
Sdot Micha
Coordinates: 31°43′17.03″N 34°55′15.24″E / 31.7213972°N 34.9209000°E / 31.7213972; 34.9209000Coordinates: 31°43′17.03″N 34°55′15.24″E / 31.7213972°N 34.9209000°E / 31.7213972; 34.9209000
DistrictJerusalem
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1955
Founded byMoroccan Jews
Population
(2017)[1]
398

Sdot Micha (Hebrew: שְׂדוֹת מִיכָה‬, lit. Micha Fields) is a moshav (agricultural settlement) in central Israel. Located to the west of Beit Shemesh, it is under the jurisdiction of the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 398.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1955 by immigrants from Morocco on the land of the depopulated Palestinian Arab village of Al-Burayj.[2] It was named after Micha Josef Berdyczewski.

It is near Sdot Micha Airbase, which, according to some sources, houses nuclear weapons.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  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. 282. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Pike, John. "Zachariah - Israel - Special Weapons Facilities". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 31 July 2017.