Hodiya

Hodiya
הודיה
هوديا
Hodaya Aerial View.jpg
Hodiya is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Hodiya
Hodiya
Coordinates: 31°40′23″N 34°38′25″E / 31.67306°N 34.64028°E / 31.67306; 34.64028Coordinates: 31°40′23″N 34°38′25″E / 31.67306°N 34.64028°E / 31.67306; 34.64028
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byIndian immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
774

Hodiya (Hebrew: הוֹדִיָּה) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 774.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants from India. Today most of the residents are immigrants, or descendants of immigrants from Iran and Yemen.[citation needed]

It was built on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Julis.[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. 116. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
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