Tzafririm

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Tzafririm
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Tzafririm is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Tzafririm
Tzafririm
Coordinates: 31°39′37.43″N 34°56′33″E / 31.6603972°N 34.94250°E / 31.6603972; 34.94250Coordinates: 31°39′37.43″N 34°56′33″E / 31.6603972°N 34.94250°E / 31.6603972; 34.94250
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1958
Founded by Indian and North African Jews
Population (2015) 371[1]

Tzafririm (Hebrew: צַפְרִירִים‎‎, lit. Zephyrs) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 371.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1958 by immigrants from North Africa and India on land that had belonged to the depopulated Arab village of 'Ajjur.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.