Migdal Tzedek Park is a short walk from Rosh HaAyin, north of Mazor Mausoleum, in the center of Israel. Migdal Tzedek and all its historical predecessors lie east of the only 2 km wide passage on the strategic route linking Egypt and Mesopotamia: Via Maris. The west side of the pass is Tel Afek. This place was filmed by the team of 360HolyPlaces™.
The Jewish fortress was named after Migdal Afek, the twin of Tel Afek. The fortress during the period of the crusades was called Mirabel. Mirabel was conquered and destroyed by Salah ad-Din in 1191. Under the Ottomans, it was called Majdal Yaba. At the beginning of the 19th century, Sheikh Salah Tzadek Jam’ini came from the village of Jam’in, near Ariel, and settled here. The fortress has adopted its name: Migdal Tzedek. The biblical site of the battle of Even Haezer is very close to Izbet Zarta in Rosh HaAyin. In this battle between the Israelites and the army of the Philistines, the sacred ark of the Covenant would have been taken by the Philistines.
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