Amatzia, Israel

Amatzia
אֲמַצְיָה
أماتسیا
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • standardAmatzya
 • officialAmazya
A house in Amatzia built in the 1950s
A house in Amatzia built in the 1950s
Etymology: Named for Amaziah of Judah
Amatzia is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Amatzia
Amatzia
Amatzia is located in Israel
Amatzia
Amatzia
Coordinates: 31°31′57″N 34°54′49″E / 31.53250°N 34.91361°E / 31.53250; 34.91361Coordinates: 31°31′57″N 34°54′49″E / 31.53250°N 34.91361°E / 31.53250; 34.91361
Country Israel
DistrictSouthern
CouncilLakhish
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded1955
Population
 (2019)
263[1]
Caravan village near Amatzia where evacuees of Katif have been living since 2005. The permanent settlement will be located nearby.

Amatzia (Hebrew: אֲמַצְיָה) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located around 8 km southeast of Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. The population is a mix of religious and secular Israelis, and was 263 in 2019.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1955, and is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Dawayima, the scene of the 1948 Al-Dawayima massacre.[2]

It was named for King Amaziah of Judah, who, according to the Book of Kings, was killed in the Lakhish region.[3] In the past the community was a moshav shitufi but it has undergone a process of privatization and abandoned its collective nature.[citation needed]

In 2006, temporary housing was built in the area of the moshav to absorb evacuees from Katif who lived in Gush Katif until they were evacuated under Israel's unilateral disengagement plan.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  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. 215. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p. 76, ISBN 965-220-186-3

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