Mishmeret

Mishmeret (Hebrewמִשְׁמֶרֶת‎, lit. Position or Post) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Netanya and the HaSharon Junction and covering 3,800 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,059.[1]

Mishmeret

מִשְׁמֶרֶת
Mishmeret circa 1951
Mishmeret circa 1951
Mishmeret is located in Central Israel
Mishmeret
Mishmeret
Mishmeret is located in Israel
Mishmeret
Mishmeret
Coordinates: 32°13′43.32″N 34°55′17.4″E / 32.2287000°N 34.921500°E / 32.2287000; 34.921500Coordinates: 32°13′43.32″N 34°55′17.4″E / 32.2287000°N 34.921500°E / 32.2287000; 34.921500
CountryIsrael
DistrictCentral
CouncilLev HaSharon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1946
Founded byDemobbed soldiers
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,059

HistoryEdit

Mishmeret was founded in 1946 by demobilised soldiers from the British Army near the Arab village of Miska, which was depopulated in April 1948.[2] During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War the community moved to Herut, and was re-established after the war on its present site.

The layout of Mishmeret follows a pattern widespread at the time of its establishment: Homes were built along both sides of the village roads with fields and farmyards behind each one. The Hebrew term is "kfar magevet” (towel village), denoting its elongated shape.[3]

In March 2019, a house in the moshav was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip.[4]

EconomyEdit

Today the moshav farms chickens, flowers,[citation needed] exports sweet potatoes and other vegetables.

In 2015, the Haaretz newspaper cited Mishmeret as an example of a "luxury" moshav.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 558, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
  3. ^ Christian Bittner & Michael Sofer (2013) bLand use changes in the rural–urban fringe: An Israeli case study Land Use Policy, Vol. 33, pp11–19
  4. ^ Seven injured as Gaza rocket hits home in central Israel BBC News, 25 March 2019
  5. ^ The Transformation of the Moshav: From Chicken Coops to Mansions Haaretz, 26 June 2015