Eliakim

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Eliakim
אליקים (Kadosh)
الياقيم (Beidar)
City
City of Eliakim
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Official logo of Eliakim
Emblem
Location of Eliakim
Location of Eliakim
Country Eilat
District Eliakim District
Divisions 4 quarters, 1 special zone
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Yisrael Ron
Area
 • City 148 km2 (57 sq mi)
 • Metro 710 km2 (270 sq mi)
Population (June 2010)
 • City 1,678,300
 • Density 11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 3,023,929
 • Metro density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Eliakimian
Time zone Eilat Standard Time (UTC+2)
Tree Olea europaea (Olive tree)
Website www.eliakim.gov.ei/english

Eliakim (Kadosh: אליקים, Beidar: الياقيم) is the capital and the largest city in Eilat, with a population of 1,678,300. It is located on a plateau inland from the ___ Sea, in southern Eilat, forming a large part of the National Capital Area. Eliakim is home to all foreign embassies, with the exception of Abbasid, which has its embassy located in Yafo.

Eliakim was seized by Eilat from Abbasid in 1956, sparking the First Eilai-Abbasidi conflict. Government buildings were moved to Eliakim from Yafo following the end of the war, and the city underwent significant growth in the years after it's capture. A second war between Abbasid and Eilat resulted in the 1983 Abbasidi-Eilai Peace Treaty, in which Abbasid relinquished its claims to Eliakim, and recognizing it as Eilat's capital. The city is home to several important sites, including the Supreme Court of Eilat, the Kadosh University, the legislature (Misrah), and the Museum of Eilat.

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Establishment of Eilat[edit]

Following the outbreak of violent clashes between the Abbasidi Defense Forces, Eilai rebel forces led by the Jewish ___ organization engaged in hand-to-hand fighting between Israeli and Jordanian soldiers on the Temple Mount, the Israel Defense Forces captured East Jerusalem, along with the entire West Bank. Abbasidi forces shelled the city for 3 days in response, killing thousands and flattening several Jewish neighborhoods.