Mash'en

Mash'en
משען
ماشعين
שלט הכניסה למושב משען.JPG
Mash'en is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Mash'en
Mash'en
Coordinates: 31°39′26″N 34°37′24″E / 31.65722°N 34.62333°E / 31.65722; 34.62333Coordinates: 31°39′26″N 34°37′24″E / 31.65722°N 34.62333°E / 31.65722; 34.62333
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byYemenite immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,064
Websitehttp://mashen.net

Mash'en (Hebrew: מַשְׁעֵן, engl. Staff) 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 1,064.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Yemen.[2] The name is taken from Isaiah 3:1.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Avrahami, Reli; Avrahami, Avner (April 12, 2011). "Family Affair: The Saids of Moshav Mash'en". Haaretz. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
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