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Amnun is located in Northeast Israel
Amnun
Amnun
Coordinates: 32°54?16.19?N 35°34?15.24?E / 32.9044972°N 35.5709000°E / 32.9044972; 35.5709000Coordinates: 32°54?16.19?N 35°34?15.24?E / 32.9044972°N 35.5709000°E / 32.9044972; 35.5709000
CountryIsrael
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
RegionUpper Galilee
Founded1983
Founded byEvacuees from Sinai
Population
(2019)[1]
392
Name meaningTilapia

Amnun (Hebrew: ‎) is a workers' moshav in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. Located on the Korazim Plateau, it belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council and HaOved HaTzioni, a part of Hanoar Hatzioni. It is located in the Korazim region, north of Kfar Nahum and the Sea of Galilee and east of Safed. In 2019 it had a population of 392.[1]

History

The moshav was founded by the Jewish Agency in 1983 for evacuees of former Israeli settlements in Sinai after the signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty and residents of neighboring moshavim.

The name is based on the Tilapia fish, called "Amnun" in Hebrew, which lives in the nearby Kinneret lake.

It was founded on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Samakiyya.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 539. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

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