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Sign: Negba - Heritage Sites in Israel - The water tower in Negba


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Negba, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל המועצה האזורית "יואב"
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל משרד ראש הממשלה
סמל תוכנית "ציוני דרך"
סמל קיבוץ נגבה

מגדל המים בנגבה
מגדל המים בנגבה
מגדל המים, שגובהו 16 מ’ ונפח "החבית" שבראשו - 100 קוב מים, נבנה בשנת 1940 ע"י "סולל בונה" בפיקוחו של אלכסנדר באסין (בצר) ובתכנונו של שמחה בלאס. יציקת "החבית" ארכה 36 שעות רצופות ונעשתה ע"י חברי נגבה בשיטת "שרשרת דליי בטון".
ההחלטה על הקמת המגדל התקבלה לאחר שמשאית עם מיכל מים, שהובילה מים לקיבוץ נפגעה ממוקש בדרכה לבאר של ש. פומברובסקי בקסטינה (היום קריית מלאכי).
מן הפיצוץ נהרגו החבר גרשון רוגוז’ינסקי והנוטר אברהם צבי שק, מחיפה. שני חברים מלווים נפצעו.
במלחמת העצמאות שימש המגדל כעמדת תצפית וירי מול הצבא המצרי. המגדל נפגע בפגזי טנקים מצריים ובאש מקלעים.
בשנת 2015 שוקם המגדל על ידי "המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל" בסיוע תכנית "מורשת" במשרד ראש הממשלה, ובשיתוף עם משרד התרבות והספורט.


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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 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 Minister’s 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 Minister’s Office, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports.





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