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Zekharia

Zekharia
Zehkaria community center
Zehkaria community center

Coordinates: 31°42′35.28″N 34°56′42.35″E / 31.7098000°N 34.9450972°E / 31.7098000; 34.9450972Coordinates: 31°42′35.28″N 34°56′42.35″E / 31.7098000°N 34.9450972°E / 31.7098000; 34.9450972{{#coordinates:31|42|35.28|N|34|56|42.35|E|type:city |primary |name=

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Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Shephelah
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Kurdish Jews

Zekharia (Hebrew: זְכַרְיָה) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 715.[citation needed]

The village was established in 1950 by immigrants from Kurdistan on land formerly part of the village of Az-Zakariyya.[1] Both were named after the Hebrew prophet Zechariah.

References

  1. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 226.

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