Tel Sokha, Springs Park (Park HaMa’ayanot)
Location: Springs Park (Park HaMa’ayanot) in Emek HaMa’ayanot (Beit Shean)
Description: Tel Sokha rises to the south of Nahal HaKibbutzim, overlooking Springs Park (Park HaMa’ayanot), Mount Gilboa and the Gilead Mountains. A three-story concrete tower at the summit was built in 1939 as a post to defend Kibbutz Nir David, after three kibbutz members were ambushed and murdered nearby.
Directions: At the traffic circle before the entrance to Gan HaShlosha (Sakhne) National Park, bypass Gan HaShlosha on the road parallel to the national park’s fence and quickly reach the parking lot.
Photo: Yaakov Shkolnik, KKL-JNF Archive