Tirosh

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Tirosh
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Tirosh is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Tirosh
Tirosh
Coordinates: 31°44′58.56″N 34°53′11.39″E / 31.7496000°N 34.8864972°E / 31.7496000; 34.8864972Coordinates: 31°44′58.56″N 34°53′11.39″E / 31.7496000°N 34.8864972°E / 31.7496000; 34.8864972
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1955
Founded by North African Jews
Population (2015)[1] 474

Tirosh (Hebrew: תִּירוֹשׁ‎, lit. Grape juice) is a moshav in central Israel. Located between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 474.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1955 by immigrants from North Africa on land that had belonged to the depopulated Arab village of 'Ajjur.[2]

Its name is derived from the fact that there are many vineyards in the area.

Just outside the village is the reported location of a storage facility for nuclear weapons.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 207. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ "Nearby Maps: 31.7496 34.8865: Page 1". Virtual Globetrotting. Retrieved 2016-01-13.