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Aviel

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Aviel
אֲבִיאֵל
أڤيئل, السنديانة
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Aviel is located in Haifa region of Israel
Aviel
Aviel
Coordinates: 32°31′57″N 34°59′30″E / 32.53250°N 34.99167°E / 32.53250; 34.99167Coordinates: 32°31′57″N 34°59′30″E / 32.53250°N 34.99167°E / 32.53250; 34.99167
CountryIsrael
DistrictHaifa
CouncilAlona
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded1949
Founded byFormer Irgun Members
Population
 (2019)[1]
821

Aviel (Hebrew: אֲבִיאֵל) is a moshav in northern Israel. It is located south of Haifa within Alona Regional Council, near Zikhron Yaakov and Binyamina-Giv'at Ada.[2] It had a population of 821 in 2019.[1]

History

Rainbow over the fields of Moshav Aviel
Rainbow over the fields of Moshav Aviel

The moshav was established by the Herut party in 1949 and named after Israel "Aviel" Epstein, an Irgun envoy to Rome, who was killed in Italy on 28 December 1946. Its original name was Yad HaYod-Daled, after the fourteen Irgun members who died fighting the British.[3]

It is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Sindiyana, southwest of the village site.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Archaeology, art, history await at Shuni Fortress
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 13. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 193. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
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