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New Settlement in the Galilee

September 19, 1980
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Shechenya, a new settlement populated by immigrants from English speaking countries, was formally inaugurated yesterday in the Segev region of western Galilee. It is one of six new settlement in the area that will be based on industry rather than agriculture. Each will have a manufacturing plant of its center.

The settlers include members of the Massada “Garin” (settlement nucleus) from the U.S. who came to the Segev region three years ago and lived in temporary quarters. Because of the long wait for permanent housing, many left and the group almost disintegrated: But a number of families stuck it out and were among the settlers who moved into their new homes yesterday.

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