• Salit

    163 families

    Tel. 09-7943888
    Fax 09-7493301
    Mailing address: Salit, D.N. Hasharon Hatichon, 44885
    e-mail: maskir-salit@qos.net.il

    Community activists:
    Head of Secretariat: Avraham Bar David
    Assembly member: Hana Shtarover
    Secretaries: Kobi Hameiri, Ariel Yom
    Military Security Coordinator: Aviram Netanel
    Community Coordinator: Kobi Hameiri
    Spokesperson: Talia Lindner
    Youth Coordinator: Matan Ben Gra
    Community Emergency Team Chairperson: Orly Franko

    About Salit:
    Secular workers’ moshav in western Samaria. Settlement movement: Herut-Beitar. The settlement was founded in 1979. It consists of permanent single-family dwellings. The community currently numbers approximately 160 families and is planned for 400 families.

    Geographic description:
    The settlement is located on the western slopes of the Samarian mountains, from east of Tzur Natan and in proximity to the Arab villages Kfar Tzur and Ras. It is on a flat, rocky ridge. Climate is temperate and dry. Approach to the community is via the Kalkilya-Tulkarem road, via Tzur-Natan road east to Salit.

    Salit’s story: 
    Salit is named after rocks – hard limestone rugged rocks that cover large areas of western Samaria. Salit is also the name of a bird common to the country.

    The purpose of establishing the settlement was to constitute a buffer zone between the Arab population on both sides of the armistice line. It was founded as a Nachal outpost by a Bnei Akiva group and made into a civilian secular workers’ moshav, the only one of its kind under the Samaria Regional Council’s auspices. It was built east of the old armistice line and constitutes part of a chain of settlements spread out over western Samaria.

    South of the settlement lies the Arab village of Beit Jamal, where about 150 refugees from Tel Aviv-Jaffa, headed by Aharon Shalush, found shelter during the First World War. West of the settlement, close to Tzur Natan, archaeological ruins of a settlement dating from Roman-Byzantine times were found.

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