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Memorial to 45 fallen soldiers
Memorial to 45 fallen soldiers
Shilat is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 31°55′13″N 35°1′7″E / 31.92028°N 35.01861°E / 31.92028; 35.01861Coordinates: 31°55′13″N 35°1′7″E / 31.92028°N 35.01861°E / 31.92028; 35.01861
CouncilHevel Modi'in
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
FoundedJuly 1977

Shilat (Hebrew: שִׁילָּת) is a moshav partially in Israel and partially in the Latrun salient of the Green Line. Located around a kilometre north of Modi'in, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 788.[1]

The Shilat Junction, at the intersection of Route 443 and Route 446, is the main northern entrance to Modi'in and the site of an industrial park which houses many commercial establishments as well as light industry.


The moshav was established in July 1977 by 25 families on land that had belonged the Palestinian village of Shilta, which was depopulated in 1948.[2] After the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel confiscated 781 dunams of land from the Palestinian village of Saffa for the construction of Shilat.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 414. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Saffa village profile, ARIJ, p. 17

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