The 72 years of the State of Israel and before the declaration of the state, have abounded wars, and the country is full of memorials and monuments. Our Negev centers many of them
As usual, on Independence Day, I usually travel around the country, especially on the battlefield heritage sites scattered throughout Israel. Stories of heroism and sacrifice, in wars and wars, throughout the country's 72 years and the liberation war that preceded the state's declaration. This time I will leave (in Scripture and in photos) to the Northern Negev region, where there are geographical proximity, memorials and heritage sites as well as beautiful nature sites, such as: Black Arrow Monument, Asaf Siboni Observatory, Bari Forest, Barat Crater Reserve, Shakeda Forest, Saad Nahal Assaf , The tower and visitor center of the old Yitzhak wells, a stronghold facing Gaza, looking for borders and more.
The first site in spirit
The first site in Ruhama, is the count of the first Zionist settlement in the Negev. On the farm, all those of the immigration period were guarded: Joseph Lishansky, Zippora Zaid, Lawrence visited an Arab man and others. Ruhama Farm 3 times was demolished and 4 times re-established. You can hear the special story of the farm, the well and the history of Ruhama from day to day.
Border Heritage Site tells the story of the settlement in the Negev. The story begins in May 1943 at a fascinating site from the beginning of the Zionist settlement in the Negev, in the story of the mudslides (Adoba) from which the walls and walls of Mitzpe Borders are built, embracing within them the instructive story of the first renewed Negev settlement. The site is now a playground where sessions and tutorials are tailored to each group and content. An evening of pioneers that brings us back to magical nights and a desert experience, the treasure of the observatory that challenges us in thinking games and cracking a treasure chest, historical tutorials, children's activities in the mud and costumes and more.
Old Isaac Wells and Heritage Center Wells in the Negev
The first religious settlement point in the Negev. A place where heritage, pioneers, history and the desert meet. In the first place of Kibbutz Barot Yitzhak, only the old water tower remains today and a sign in memory of the community defenders, established in 1943 by pioneering religious cores from central Europe. The kibbutz, which was on the axis of the Egyptian invasion during the War of Independence, was attacked by the Egyptian army and almost completely destroyed. At the end of the fighting, his men were moved north, to his present location in the central area. Old Isaac Wells and Heritage Center Wells in the Negev. A perforated water tower with shells surrounding it is all that remains at the end of the War of Independence from the blooming kibbutz in the wells of Isaac in the western Negev. In 2013, the water tower was redeemed from its solitude. KKL-JNF, the religious kibbutz movement, Kibbutz Barot Yitzhak and Kibbutz Alumim, joined the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel and other bodies to rehabilitate the site.
Stronghold opposite Gaza
A museum dedicated to the three religious kibbutzim in the area. The museum is located in the only building that survived the kibbutz after the severe attacks in the War of Independence. The site is dedicated to the three religious kibbutzim in the area. On the ground floor of the museum, photographs of Kibbutz Sa'ad in the War of Independence are shown in the photographs. Kibbutz Sa'ad's old security home has been renovated and is now used as an active site with exhibits and films that tell the story of the struggle for the region, with emphasis on the story of the settlement of the three religious kibbutzim in the Negev during the War of Independence. On the second floor is a visual vision, which describes the atmosphere in the country during the war, the share of the 27 isolated communities in the south, the laying of the water line and the Palmach fighters. The observation from the roof restores the appearance of the area during the War of Independence.
Asaf Siboni Observatory
Assaf Siboni, a fighter in the Nahal Brigade, was killed in the helicopter disaster. On February 4, 1997, two helicopters collided on their way to IDF posts in the security zone in southern Lebanon. 73 IDF soldiers were killed in the disaster, which became a national grief. The moving dig, west of the Nir Am reservoir, was erected in memory of Assaf, the kibbutz. There are 20 wind flutes in the center of the compass, making sounds as the wind blows and their melody spreads at the top of the hill. Each flute represents one year of Assaf Siboni's years of life. In the railing opposite the reservoir are embroidered paintings of birds that spend in the reservoir. The viewpoint provides one of the most excellent views of the Gaza Strip, and in particular of Jabalia, which is just opposite, and the Gaza city west of it.
Battle Restoration Hill in Yad Mordechai
Nature Hill lies in the heart of the green fields, and holds great secrets in it,
Inconceivable acts of heroism and a fascinating and upheaval story about 150 kibbutz members – women and men, who stood alone against an entire Egyptian brigade. For a full six days, thousands of trained and armed soldiers in tanks, cannons and planes were stopped on their way toward Tel Aviv, facing the kibbutz members and meager weapons at their disposal. This epic story is the story of the settlement in Israel
And symbolizes the stubbornness, valor, and determination that characterized the generation of pioneers and founders of Israel.
Black Arrow Website
Black Arrow Monument is a great memorial site, commemorating the battle legacy of the Paratroopers Brigade during the retaliation period of the 1950s to the Sinai War (1956). These actions were carried out in response to the penetration of terrorists into Israel. The site tells the legacy of the paratroopers during the retaliation period against the “raid” between 1953 and 1956, and commemorates 96 fallen in these actions: Unit 101, Paratrooper Battalion 890, Paratroopers Battalion 88, Brigade 202, Nachal Corps Course, 51st Golani Battalion, Artillery, Armor, 103rd Squadron and Medical Corps Unit. The paratroopers established the “Black Arrow” organization, just as one of the operations, and published a booklet describing the operations, which were designed and formulated by the IDF to date: Kissing operations, Operation “Eye under Eye”, Gaza operation, Operation “Black Arrow” “, Khan Yunis operation, Alkayam operation, Kunehila operation,” Egged “operation, the army operation,” Volcano “operation, Kinneret operation,” Ali Olive “operation, a-Rahwa operation,” Jonathan “operation, Gander operation, Operation Gulliver, Operation Husan, Operation “Lulav”, Operation Qalqiliya, Operation “Samaria” and Operation “Kadesh” – known as the Sinai War.
Path to Peace
The story of life in the Gaza Strip and pasting a colorful mosaic on the border wall. The Path to the Visitor Center offers a viewing of the film: “Life in the Shadow of the Wall, a story about the reality of the Gaza envelope and the beautiful life in the teenage Nativity seat. Every visitor is invited to choose a colored ceramic stone, write a personal wish on it and paste on the protective wall in the settlement. Path to Peace is the creation of a shared mosaic of thousands of people together, for the hope, love and joy of human beings. The piece is on the defensive wall, near the teenage lane's moshav homes. The work that is visible to the beholder on both sides of the wall extends to the gray protective walls and completely changes the atmosphere.
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