Shtula

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Shtula
Shtula is located in Israel
Shtula
Shtula
Coordinates: 33°5′7.94″N 35°18′47.37″E / 33.0855389°N 35.3131583°E / 33.0855389; 35.3131583Coordinates: 33°5′7.94″N 35°18′47.37″E / 33.0855389°N 35.3131583°E / 33.0855389; 35.3131583
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1967
Founded by Galilee moshavniks
Population (2015)[1] 275
Website www.shtula.org.il

Shtula (Hebrew: שְׁתוּלָה‎, lit. Planted) is an moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Upper Galilee near the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 275.

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1967 by moshav residents from the Galilee as part of Operation Sof Sof, designed to strengthen Jewish presence in the Galilee. Its name is symbolic and has a similar meaning to that of nearby Netu'a.

The village was the site of Hezbollah's cross-border raid in the 2006 Lebanon War, in which three Israeli soldiers were killed and two captured.

References[edit]

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

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