Sitria

Summary

Sitria (Hebrew: סִתְרִיָה) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shfela near Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,102.[1]

Sitria
סִתְרִיָה
Sitria is located in Central Israel
Sitria
Sitria
Coordinates: 31°53′18″N 34°50′45″E / 31.88833°N 34.84583°E / 31.88833; 34.84583Coordinates: 31°53′18″N 34°50′45″E / 31.88833°N 34.84583°E / 31.88833; 34.84583
Country Israel
DistrictCentral
CouncilGezer
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byPolish and Romanian immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,102

HistoryEdit

The moshav was founded on Lag BaOmer in 1949 on the land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Abu al-Fadl,[2][3] by 95 families from Poland and Romania who had been interned in a detention camp in Cyprus. Prior to 1948, the Sitriya Bedouin tribe lived in the area.[4]

EconomyEdit

Domaine Herzberg, a boutique winery, is located in Sitria.[5] The moshav also operates a riding stable, Susey Adama.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p. xxi, ISBN 9780521009676
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 357, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
  4. ^ The Davids of Sitriya Haaretz
  5. ^ Domaine Herzberg Archived 2011-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Susey Adama Riding Stable