Eliav, Israel

Eliav
חָרוּב
إلياف
Eliav-sign.jpg
Eliav is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Eliav
Eliav
Coordinates: 31°31′54″N 34°55′59″E / 31.53167°N 34.93306°E / 31.53167; 34.93306Coordinates: 31°31′54″N 34°55′59″E / 31.53167°N 34.93306°E / 31.53167; 34.93306
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilLakhish
Founded2004
Population
 (2019)[1]
546

Eliav (Hebrew: אֱלִיאָב) is a communal settlement in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 546.[1]

History

Eliav was founded in 2004 and was initially named Haruv (חָרוּב) after the eponymous carob tree which grow in the region of the community. Secular, traditional and religious Jews live there and join as partners in education, Judaism and culture. The community supports the environment and is part of the ecosystem of the Shephelah. Planning and construction in the community is focused on preserving the environment.

In 2011, the name of the village changed to Eliav, in memory of Aryeh Eliav, a politician and activist.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
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