Shokeda

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Shokeda
שׁוֹקֵדָה
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′19.56″N 34°31′28.2″E / 31.4221000°N 34.524500°E / 31.4221000; 34.524500Coordinates: 31°25′19.56″N 34°31′28.2″E / 31.4221000°N 34.524500°E / 31.4221000; 34.524500
District Southern
Council Sdot Negev
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1957
Founded by Moroccan Jews
Population (2016)[1] 448

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 2016 it had a population of 448.[1]

History[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Even rockets can't keep Israelis away from towns near Gaza Strip

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