Shavei Darom

Shavei Darom
שבי דרום
شڤي دروم
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Shavei Darom is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Shavei Darom
Shavei Darom
Coordinates: 31°27′57″N 34°38′19″E / 31.46583°N 34.63861°E / 31.46583; 34.63861Coordinates: 31°27′57″N 34°38′19″E / 31.46583°N 34.63861°E / 31.46583; 34.63861

Shavei Darom (Hebrew: שָׁבֵי דָּרוֹֹם, lit. Returnees to the South) is a village in southern Israel. Located to the south-east of Sderot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 405.[1]


The village was built to rehouse former residents of Kfar Darom, an Israeli settlement in the Gaza Strip that was evacuated as part of the Gaza disengagement in 2005. Its construction was approved by the government in December 2009, with the former settlers having lived in Ashkelon following their removal from Gaza.[2] The new residents arrived in 2010, initially living in caravans.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ New Town for Gush Katif Evacuees Israel National News, 27 December 2009
  3. ^ Our Story Shavei Darom

External links

  • Official website
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