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 water tower was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image
Next to the tower is another sign Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Emblem of the Yoav Regional Council
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Symbol of the Prime Ministers Office
"Landmarks" Program Icon
The symbol of Kibbutz Negba The water tower in Negba
The water tower, which is 16 m high and the volume of the "barrel" at its head - 100 cubic meters of water, was built in 1940 by "Solel Boneh" under the supervision of Alexander Bassin (Betzer) and designed by Simcha Blass. Members of Negba using the "concrete bucket chain" method.
The decision to build the tower was made after a truck with a water tank, which was carrying water to the kibbutz, was hit by a mine on its way to the well of S. Pombrowski in Kastina (today Kiryat Malachi).
Comrade Gershon Rogozinski and the notary Avraham Zvi Shek, from Haifa, were killed in the explosion. Two escort members were injured.
During the War of Independence, the tower served as an observation and firing position in front of the Egyptian army. The tower was hit by Egyptian tank shells and machine gun fire.
In 2015, the tower was restored by the "Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel" with the assistance of the "Heritage" program in the Prime Ministers Office, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports.