Sitria

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Sitria
סתריה
Sitria is located in Israel
Sitria
Sitria
Coordinates: 31°53′17.88″N 34°50′45.24″E / 31.8883000°N 34.8459000°E / 31.8883000; 34.8459000Coordinates: 31°53′17.88″N 34°50′45.24″E / 31.8883000°N 34.8459000°E / 31.8883000; 34.8459000
District Central
Council Gezer
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Polish and Romanian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,022

Sitria (Hebrew: סִתְרִיָה‎‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shfela near Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,022.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded on Lag BaOmer in 1949 on the land that had belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Abu al-Fadl,[2][3] by 95 families from Poland and Romania who had been interned in a detention camp in Cyprus. Prior to 1948, the Sitriya Bedouin tribe lived in the area.[4]

Economy[edit]

Domaine Herzberg, a boutique winery, is located in Sitria.[5] The moshav also operates a riding stable, Susey Adama.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p. xxi, ISBN 9780521009676 
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 357, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  4. ^ The Davids of Sitriya Haaretz
  5. ^ Domaine Herzberg
  6. ^ Susey Adama Riding Stable