Shezor

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Shezor
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Shezor is located in Israel
Shezor
Shezor
Coordinates: 32°55′59.51″N 35°21′10.08″E / 32.9331972°N 35.3528000°E / 32.9331972; 35.3528000Coordinates: 32°55′59.51″N 35°21′10.08″E / 32.9331972°N 35.3528000°E / 32.9331972; 35.3528000
District Northern
Council Merom HaGalil
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by Nahal
Population (2015)[1] 304

Shezor (Hebrew: שְׁזוֹר‎) is a moshav in the Galilee in northern Israel. Located near the similarly named Arab village, Sajur, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 304.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded as a Nahal planned community that was settled in 1953 by immigrants to Israel from Morocco. After most of the original settlers left the community, new immigrants arrived from Iraq and Iran.

The moshav is named for an ancient city named "Shezur" that apparently existed nearby. Shimon Shezuri presumably lived there, and according to local tradition he is buried in nearby Sajur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.