Otzem

Otzem
עֹצֶם, עוצם
عوتسيم
Otzem Aerial View.jpg
Etymology: Intensity
Otzem is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Otzem
Otzem
Coordinates: 31°38′9″N 34°42′11″E / 31.63583°N 34.70306°E / 31.63583; 34.70306Coordinates: 31°38′9″N 34°42′11″E / 31.63583°N 34.70306°E / 31.63583; 34.70306
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilLakhish
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1955
Founded byMoroccan immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
653

Otzem (Hebrew: עֹצֶם) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 653.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1955 by Jewish immigrants from Morocco as part of the effort to settle the region on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Iraq Suwaydan.[2] The name, which means "intensity", refers to the intensity of the battles that took place here between the Israel Defense Forces and the Egyptian army during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[citation needed]

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. 109. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.


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