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Sign: Herut - Heritage Sites in Israel - The water pool

HaBanim St, Herut, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל מושב חרות

ברכת המים
ברכת המים הראשונה במושב חרות נבנתה בשנת 1933. תכולתה היא 1000 קוב. הברכה מקבלת את מימיה מבארות הנמצאות במערב המושב. המים נשאבים מאקוויפר החוף, מעומק של כ-50 מטר. הברכה משמשת עד היום לאספקת מים לתושבי המושב, לצריכה ביתית ולחקלאות.

במאורעות 1936-1939 ובמלחמת העצמאות שימשה הברכה גם כעמדת הגנה.
היא שימשה לתצפית ולאיתות (בכתב המורס) לעמדות הגנה נוספות במושב ולמגדי מים במושבים סמוכים.
גדר הביטחון של המושב עברה למרגלות הברכה מדרום.
בהיקפה העליון של הברכה ניתן לראות עד היום את חרכי הירי ואת עמדת הזרקור.

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The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The pool was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The QR code points to the site Water Pool Center

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Emblem of Moshav Herut

The water pool
The first water pool in Moshav Herut was built in 1933. Its capacity is 1000 cubic meters. The pool receives its water from wells to the west of the moshav. The water is pumped from the coastal aquifer, from a depth of about 50 meters. The pool is still used today to supply water to the residents of the moshav, for domestic consumption and for agriculture.

During the events of 1936-1939 and during the War of Independence, the pool also served as a defensive position.
It was used for observation and signaling (in Morse code) for additional defense positions in the moshav and for water tanks in nearby moshavim.
The security fence of the moshav passed at the foot of the pool to the south.
In the upper perimeter of the pool you can still see the firing slits and the spotlight.

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