Tzur Natan

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Tzur Natan
צוּר נָתָן
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Tzur Natan is located in Central Israel
Tzur Natan
Tzur Natan
Coordinates: 32°14′24.72″N 35°0′42.11″E / 32.2402000°N 35.0116972°E / 32.2402000; 35.0116972Coordinates: 32°14′24.72″N 35°0′42.11″E / 32.2402000°N 35.0116972°E / 32.2402000; 35.0116972
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1966
Founded by Nahal
Population (2016)[1] 296

Tzur Natan (Hebrew: צוּר נָתָן‬, lit. Rock of Nathan) is a Moshav shitufi in central Israel. Located in western Samaria on a hilltop, 170 m above sea level, on a ridge in the foothills of the Samaritan Hills and to the south of Tayibe,[2][3] it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 296.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1966 as a Nahal settlement by Hashomer Hatzair members, and was named after Nathan Simons. It was civilianised a year later by former members of the Beitar youth group.

In 2017, a minority of Tzur Natan families agreed to sell their land to a natural gas and diesel power station to be constructed by Edeltech only meters from the Arab Israeli city of Tira.

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