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90 years later: the river Harod returned to their original direction

The Harod river, which flows in the Jezreel valley, returned to its original channel, which was dry. After 90-year break in the river again began to flow water from Harod spring. On Monday, July 3, according to the website Walla.

The Harod river originates on the slopes of the hill of Givat Sea, crosses the Jezreel valley, Harod valley and the Beit she’an and flows into the Jordan river. Along the way she collects water from hundreds of small springs.

Ceremony on the infusion of water into the river Harod was held in the grove near Moshav Gideon. The event was attended by representatives of Management on Affairs South of the Jordan and the regional Council of Gilboa.

With the river Harod associated many pages of Jewish history. According to the Scripture, from its source, the judge Gideon, who lived in the XI century BC, took 300 soldiers to attack the Midianites, for years ravaged the land of Israel.

His unit attacked the enemy at night. Sudden attack was a complete success – Midianite were defeated, the remnants of their army fled across the Jordan. Fight night Gideon is considered the first special forces operation in history.

Here is kibbutz Ein Harod, who for several decades was considered the «capital» kibbutznik movement. It was founded in 1921 by immigrants from the Russian Empire, were part of the «labour battalions». One of the founders of Ein Harod became the movement’s leader, Yitzhak Tabenkin.

90 years later: the river Harod returned to their original direction 03.07.2017

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