Usha, Israel

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Usha
Entrance to Usha
Entrance to Usha
Usha is located in Israel
Usha
Usha
Coordinates: 32°47′45.24″N 35°6′50.04″E / 32.7959000°N 35.1139000°E / 32.7959000; 35.1139000Coordinates: 32°47′45.24″N 35°6′50.04″E / 32.7959000°N 35.1139000°E / 32.7959000; 35.1139000
District Haifa
Council Zevulun
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 9 November 1937
Founded by Polish immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 462

Usha (Hebrew: אוּשָׁה‎) is a kibbutz in the western Galilee area of Israel. Located near the city of Kiryat Atta, it falls under the jurisdiction of Zevulun Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 462.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was founded on 9 November 1937 as a tower and stockade settlement by a Polish gar'in formed in 1930. Prior to the establishment of the kibbutz, they had organised themselves in several moshavot in the Sharon area, including Kfar Saba, Magdiel and Petah Tikva. The founders were members of the Hanoar Hatzioni youth group, and it was the first kibbutz established by the organisation. Its name was taken from the ancient Jewish city of Usha, which remained in the Arab village Hawsha that was located nearby.

During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War Usha and Ramat Yohanan were attacked by the Druze battalion of the Arab Liberation Army, though the residents of the two settlements managed to repel the attack.

References[edit]

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