14 Sights in Mate Yehuda Regional Council, Israel (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Mate Yehuda Regional Council, Israel. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Mate Yehuda Regional Council, Israel.

List of cities in Israel Sightseeing Tours in Mate Yehuda Regional Council

1. Bayt 'Itab

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Bayt ʿIṭāb was a Palestinian Arab village located in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. The village is believed to have been inhabited since biblical times. An ancient tunnel which led to the village spring is associated with story of Samson. Both during and after its incorporation into Crusader fiefdoms in the 12th century, its population was Arab. Sheikhs from the Lahham family clan, who were associated with the Qays tribo-political faction, ruled the village during Ottoman era. In the 19th century, this clan controlled 24 villages in the vicinity. The homes were built of stone. The local farmers cultivated cereals, fruit trees and olive groves and some engaged in livestock breeding.

Wikipedia: Bayt 'Itab (EN)

2. Horvat Matzad

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Horvat Matzad Avi1111 dr. avishai teicher / CC BY-SA 4.0

One ruin on one side is Palestine, which preserves the ancient road between Jerusalem and Amos. The side is built on the foundations of Ninisti, apparently built by electricians after Simeon conquered carrots and overtook Jerusalem. The ruins are about 5 Mill Matthews, on a hillside towering over 530 meters above sea level. A coin was found at the scene with the vehicle footprints of "Pertannis Ten Legions" printed on it. This place was abandoned at the end of the first century. Near a pond for water storage, there is also a cluster of Roman grindstones.

Wikipedia: חורבת מצד (HE)

3. Dayr Aban

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Dayr Aban was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict, located on the lower slope of a high ridge that formed the western slope of a mountain, to the east of Beit Shemesh. It was formerly bordered by olive trees to the north, east, and west. The valley, Wadi en-Najil, ran north and south on the west-side of the village. It was depopulated during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War on October 19, 1948, during Operation Ha-Har. It was located 21 km west of Jerusalem. Today there are over 5000 people originally from Dayr Aban living in Jordan.

Wikipedia: Dayr Aban (EN)

4. Horvat Hanot

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Horvat Shop is a ruin on the slopes of the Jerusalem Mountains in preparation for the passage to the Judean Lowlands, about a kilometer west of Moshav Mata. The ruin was a hostel for passersby (khan) from the Mamluk period, the hostel served those passing through the emperor's road, which was part of the Roman road from Jerusalem and Bethlehem to the lowlands and Beit Guvrin, and ceased to function during the Ottoman period in the Land of Israel. The site has a colorful mosaic floor of a Byzantine-era church, a wine press and a storage pool.

Wikipedia: חורבת חנות (HE)

5. Pilots' mountain memorial

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Pilots' mountain memorial ד"ר אבישי טייכר / CC BY 2.5

The Pilots' Mountain in the Jerusalem Mountains is located in the center of a mountain spur descending from the Castel area to the west, at a height of 796 meters above sea level. The mountain is located between Moshav Ramat Raziel and Eitanim, with Route 395 from Ein Kerem to Eshtaol next to it. The Mount Pilots Nature Reserve covers 453 dunams. On the eastern slopes, in the channel that descends to the Tzuba stream, is Ein Tissim, a small layer spring that emerges from a tunnel into a storage pool.

Wikipedia: הר הטייסים (HE)

6. מערת בני ברית

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The Allied Caves are natural, karst caves, one of the main sites in the Holy Forest, located in the corridors of the Jerusalem mountains. The cave, on the horizon of a brook serving as a living room, was expanded as a place of friendship with male friends of Holocaust victims. In front of her, a large wide kca joins the party and picnic table, and the sacred confluence of the cave place is closed to visitors and will make people more United during formal ceremonies.

Wikipedia: מערת בני ברית (HE)

7. אנדרטת מחל

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The memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Machal stands on the border of the Judean Mountains and the Shfela, about half a kilometer south of the Sha'ar Hagai interchange on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv road. It was established in honor of more than 3,000 volunteers from abroad from about 30 countries, who came to fight with the Yishuv in Eretz Israel during the War of Independence, and commemorates the names of 121 of them who fell in the war.

Wikipedia: האנדרטה לזכר חללי המח"ל (HE), Website

8. Regina Palaestinae

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Regina Palaestinae דני כהן / CC BY-SA 3.0

Deir Rafat, also known as the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Palestine and of the Holy Land, is a Catholic monastery in central Israel. Located to the north-west of Beit Shemesh, between Givat Shemesh and kibbutz Tzora to the south and Kfar Uria to the north, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 97.

Wikipedia: Deir Rafat (EN)

9. מחנה מעצר לטרון

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Beltron Detention Camp was set up by British mission authorities in Beltron at the beginning of World War II, which was used to imprison German and Italian prisoners of war and thousands of residents of Palestine, Jews and Arabs. At the end of the British mission, the camp was abandoned and destroyed by fierce fighting during the War of Independence.

Wikipedia: מחנה המעצר בלטרון (HE)

10. Soreq Cave

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Avshalom Cave, known in academic literature as Soreq Cave, Arabic: مغارة سوريك, romanized: Mghar Suriq) an popularly as Stalactites Cave, is a 5,000 m2 cave on the western side of Mt. Ye'ela, in the Judean hills in Israel, unique for its dense concentration of stalactites and other cave formations.

Wikipedia: Avshalom Cave (EN), Website1

11. Giv'at Shemesh

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Givat Shemesh is a village and drug rehabilitation centre in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh above kibbutz Tzora and run by the Retorno organisation, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 64.

Wikipedia: Givat Shemesh (EN)

12. Scroll of Fire

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Scroll of Fire sir kiss / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Scroll of Fire is a monument found in the Jerusalem hills, on the western outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel, and it commemorates Jewish history from The Holocaust until the Independence of Israel from the British. The monument was inaugurated in 1971.

Wikipedia: Scroll of Fire (EN)

13. Bayt Mahsir

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Bayt Mahsir was a Palestinian Arab village in the Jerusalem Subdistrict. It was depopulated during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine on May 10, 1948, by the Harel Brigade of Operation Makkabi. It was located 9 km west of Jerusalem.

Wikipedia: Bayt Mahsir (EN)

14. Deir ed Dubban

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Deir al-Dubban was a small Palestinian village 26 kilometers (16 mi) northwest of Hebron, near the modern village of Luzit, between Jerusalem, and Ashkelon. The village was depopulated in the 1948 Palestine War.

Wikipedia: Deir al-Dubban (EN)


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