Shomera

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Shomera
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Shomera is located in Israel
Shomera
Shomera
Coordinates: 33°4′58.29″N 35°17′3.26″E / 33.0828583°N 35.2842389°E / 33.0828583; 35.2842389Coordinates: 33°4′58.29″N 35°17′3.26″E / 33.0828583°N 35.2842389°E / 33.0828583; 35.2842389
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Hungarian and Romanian Jews
Population (2015)[1] 341

Shomera (Hebrew: שׁוֹמֵרָה‎, lit. Guard) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 341.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1949 by immigrants from Hungary and Romania near the Arab village of Tarbikha, which was depopulated in 1948. It is located on the border of the lands of Tarbikha and Iqrit.[2] In 1950 they were joined by Jewish immigrants from Morocco. Its name reflects the moshav's proximity to the Lebanese border.[citation needed]

An Israel Defense Forces armory is located in the moshav.[citation needed]

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