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Masad, Israel

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District  Northern
Affiliation  HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Population (2015)  354
Local time  Tuesday 2:16 PM
Council  Lower Galilee
Founded  1983
Website  www.massad.org.il
Masad, Israel
Weather  16°C, Wind S at 16 km/h, 63% Humidity

Masad (Hebrew: מַסָּד‎) is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located to the west of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lower Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 354.

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Map of Masad, Israel

History

The village was founded as Har Kotz in 1983.

Plans to build a quarry on Kotz Mountain were rejected by the National Planning and Construction Council in 2008 after protests staged by the residents of Massad and nearby Arab village of Eilabun.

Nature reserve

Masad is surrounded by the Har Kotz Nature Reserve. Among the trees found there are carob, mastic, Valonia oak, Christ's Thorn, Palestine oak, and Jerusalem thorn. The nature reserve derives its name from Mount Qotz (292 m), named for a priestly family that migrated to the Galilee from Jerusalem after the destruction of the Second Temple.

References

Masad, Israel Wikipedia


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