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
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1955
Founded by Moroccan Jews
Population (2016)[1] 397

Sdot Micha (Hebrew: שְׂדוֹת מִיכָה‬, lit. Micha Fields) is a moshav in central Israel. Located to the west of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 397.[1]

History[edit]

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

Sdot Micha Airbase is located nearby and according to some sources houses Israeli nuclear weapons.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  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.