Ge'a

Ge'a
גיאה
جيئا
The moshav synagogue
The moshav synagogue
Ge'a is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Ge'a
Ge'a
Coordinates: 31°37′37″N 34°36′14″E / 31.62694°N 34.60389°E / 31.62694; 34.60389Coordinates: 31°37′37″N 34°36′14″E / 31.62694°N 34.60389°E / 31.62694; 34.60389
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byCzechoslovak and Hungarian Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
969

Ge'a (Hebrew: גֵּיאָה) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located three kilometres south-east of Ashkelon near Beit Shikma and Talmei Yafeh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 969.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1950 by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and was named after the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Jiyya, on whose lands it was built.[2]

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. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 114. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
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