Kibbutz Ein Gev is located on the eastern sea shore of the sea of Galilee and under the Golan heights.
A Short of History of Ein Gev
Ein Gev in the War of Independence
Unfortunately, in 1948, the peaceful community, of about hundred and twenty farmers, came under direct frontal assault of the Syrian military. The village was attacked by airplanes and infantry. The mothers and children were evacuated by boat to Tiberias, yet the rest of the members stood to their ground. After the failure of three repeated charges, the Syrian army changed its tactic and took control of Mount Hippos. Its aim was to destroy Ein Gev by a long distance bombardment. In return, the commander of Ein Gev, 25 years old Meir Kothenski, devised a daring raid to conquer the mountain. Hippos would stay under Israeli control ever since.
Ein Gev Today
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