Shokeda

Shokeda
שׁוֹקֵדָה
شوكيدا
Anemone coronaria blossom at Shokeda forest.
Anemone coronaria blossom at Shokeda forest.
Shokeda is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Shokeda
Shokeda
Coordinates: 31°25′20″N 34°31′29″E / 31.42222°N 34.52472°E / 31.42222; 34.52472Coordinates: 31°25′20″N 34°31′29″E / 31.42222°N 34.52472°E / 31.42222; 34.52472
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1957
Founded byMoroccan Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
565

Shokeda (Hebrew: שׁוֹקֵדָה) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located approximately six kilometres west of Netivot and covering 6,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council.[2] In 2019 it had a population of 565.[1]

History

The village was established in 1957 by the Jewish Agency for Moroccan Jewish immigrants. They arrived in two groups, and the original aim was to found two settlements; Shokeda and Tzumha. However, only one of them was established.

In the late winter months, Shokeda becomes a tourist attraction due to the multitude of wild red poppy flowers that carpet the landscape.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Even rockets can't keep Israelis away from towns near Gaza Strip
  3. ^ Passage to Israel, Karen Lehman Bloch

External links

  • Shokeda Eco-Farm
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