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Shuva is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°27′4.32″N 34°32′42″E / 31.4512000°N 34.54500°E / 31.4512000; 34.54500Coordinates: 31°27′4.32″N 34°32′42″E / 31.4512000°N 34.54500°E / 31.4512000; 34.54500
District Southern
Council Sdot Negev
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Libyan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 570

Shuva (Hebrew: שׁוּבָה‎) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covernig 4,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 570.


The village was established in 1950 by immigrants from Tripoli in Libya. They were later joined by more immigrants from Algeria and Tunisia. However, this created tensions between the residents, and in 1957 the moshav split in two, with the Tunisian residents leaving to form Zimrat.

Its name was taken from Psalms 126:4;

Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land.


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

External links[edit]

  • Shuva Negev Information Centre