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Sa'ar

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Sa'ar
סַעַר
Sa'ar
Sa'ar

Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000Coordinates: 33°1′42.6″N 35°6′34.56″E / 33.028500°N 35.1096000°E / 33.028500; 35.1096000

Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair and Holocaust survivors
Name meaning Storm

Sa'ar (Hebrew: סַעַר, lit. Storm) is a kibbutz in the western Galilee in Israel. Located near Nahariya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 403.

History

The kibbutz was founded in 1948 by members of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and Holocaust survivors.[1]

The kibbutz was established in August 1948 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Az-Zeeb, south of the village site.[2][3]

In August 2006, many of the kibbutz residents fled in the wake of Hezbollah rocket fire of up to 60 rockets a day. Kibbutz member David Lelchook was killed by shrapnel from a missile that hit the front yard of his home.[4]

Economy

Bermad Water Control Solutions, jointly owned with Kibbutz Evron, manufactures automatically activated hydraulic valves used in water, fuel and fire extinguishing systems.[5]

Notable residents

The kibbutz gained recognition as the farming community in which the comedian Jerry Seinfeld worked as a volunteer at the age of 16.[6]

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