Migdal Afek

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Migdal Tsedek
Greek inscription over doorway

Migdal Afek (Hebrew: מגדל אפק‎), also Migdal Tsedek (Hebrew: מגדל צדק‎), is a national park near Rosh HaAyin, Israel. On the site are the ruins of Mirabel, a Crusader castle, before the establishment of the state, the Palestinian Arab village of Majdal Yaba was located in this area. Jewish pioneers also built a quarry in the area.

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Migdal Tsedek means "Tower of Justice" in Hebrew.[1]

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Migdal Afek is located at the southeastern edge of Rosh HaAyin.[1]

History[edit]

Migdal Afek or Migdal Tsedek is the Hebrew name of a white Ottoman-era building, which stands at the site of a fortress used by the Jewish rebels who fought the Romans in 66-70 CE, built over first in the Byzantine, and again in the Crusader period.[1] Inside the structure, a Byzantine door topped by a lintel bearing a Greek inscription still survives.[1]

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Coordinates: 32°4′51″N 34°57′25″E / 32.08083°N 34.95694°E / 32.08083; 34.95694