A sign in a series of signs on buildings from the beginning of the Yavneh Group
The building was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: Beit Habe’er
In the summer of 1947, the Yavneh group decided to dig another well, Beer B. After receiving approval from the settler institutions, and a budget of 3,500 Israeli pounds (Palestine pounds), they began drilling the well, southeast of the grape vineyard. On the side of the bend in the road that led to the Bashit-Sukhrir junction (now Beit Raban junction).
Drilling depth: 97 meters. With the help of a 100-horsepower diesel engine, the well reached a capacity of about 250 cubic meters of water per hour. Thus, the kibbutz’s irrigated areas increased by an additional 100 dunams.
A reinforced concrete structure was erected on the well, which served during the War of Independence as a front post that protected the entrance to the kibbutz through the northern gate. The building was surrounded by a concertina (a curled barbed wire fence) and a number of mines were planted around it.
[Image: We found water! In the center: Avraham (Rudy) Hertz, Kibbutz Secretary]