Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972
Religious Kibbutz Movement
Refugees and Holocaust survivors
Nir Etzion (Hebrew: נִיר עֶצִיוֹן, lit. Etzion Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located between Ein Hod and Ein Hawd near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 899.
The village was established in 1950 as a kibbutz by refugees from Kfar Etzion and Be’erot Yitzhak (which had been captured by the Jordanian and Egyptian armies during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War) as well as Holocaust survivors and members of the Ahdut and Tikva kvutzot. It was named after Kfar Etzion.
In 1953 it converted to a moshav shitufi.
^ “List of localities, in Alphabetical order” (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
Official website (Hebrew)
Hof HaCarmel Regional Council
Kfar Tzvi Sitrin