First Settlement in Reclaimed Huleh Swamp Opened by Youth Group

The first settlement on newly reclaimed land of the former Huleh swamp was inaugurated yesterday at Tel Zammul in the northeastern corner of the development region. A United Nations observation post on the Israel-Syrian border was formerly located on the settlement site.

The settlers are members of Nahal, a paramilitary youth organization whose members are trained to farm and to defend themselves. Named Notera–”watchman”–the settlement has vast fertile lands linked by road with nearby settlements. A waterline brings sufficient water for personal use and the planting of vegetables.

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