Patish

Patish
פטיש
بطيش
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Patish is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Patish
Patish
Coordinates: 31°19′36″N 34°33′37″E / 31.32667°N 34.56028°E / 31.32667; 34.56028Coordinates: 31°19′36″N 34°33′37″E / 31.32667°N 34.56028°E / 31.32667; 34.56028
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilMerhavim
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded3 March 1950
Founded byKurdish Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
947

Patish (Hebrew: פַּטִּישׁ, lit. Hammer) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev near Ofakim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 947.[1]

History

The village was established on 3 March 1950, and was named after the nearby Horvat Patish (Patish Ruins). To begin with, immigrants from Egypt were brought to settle the site. However, they refused to leave the truck which brought them to the site. After several trials, a group of Kurdish Jews settled in the moshav in May that year.

In March 1955 armed Palestinian fedayeen from the Gaza Strip attacked a wedding at the village with hand grenades; 24 guests were injured and one killed.

References

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

External links

  • Patish Negev Information Centre
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