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Sign: Bahan - Heritage Sites in Israel - Tel Bahan


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192, Bahan, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל המועצה האזורית עמק חפר
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל קיבוץ בחן

תל בחן
תל בחן רושת בשנת 1959 על ידי צה"ל במערכת תעלות וביצורים. המוצבים שבמקום נקראו "לאה" ו"חניתה".
מהתל ניתן היה להשקיף על העמדות הירדניות שהוצבו במדרונות הרי השומרון ועל כפר שוויכה הסמוך. במלחמת ששת הימים שימש המקום כעמדה קדמית. העמדות אוישו על ידי חברי קיבוץ בחן ובמהלך המלחמה תוגברו באמצעות יחידת חק"ש (חיל הקשישים). במקום הוצבו כמה תותחים מסוג 25 ליטראות, שתופעלו בזמן הלחימה על ידי חברי הקיבוץ.בקרבות על התל נהרג מפקד הגדוד אל"מ כפרי יעקב.

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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 sign in its entirety and next to it one of the cannons mentioned in the sign was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Emblem of the Emek Hefer Regional Council
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
The symbol of Kibbutz Bahan

Tel Bahan
In Tel Bahan, the IDF excavated a system of canals and fortifications in 1959. The outposts at the site were called "Leah" and "Hanita."
From the tell, one could observe the Jordanian positions stationed on the slopes of the Samaria Mountains and the nearby village of Shuweika. During the Six Day War, the place served as a front post. The positions were manned by members of Kibbutz Bahan and during the war were reinforced through the Hakash (Elderly Corps) unit. Several 25-liter cannons were stationed at the site, which were operated by the kibbutz members during the fighting.

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