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Sheetrit, Meir
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Meir Sheetrit was born in 1948 in the town of Ksar es-Souk (now Errachidia) in Morocco. His family immigrated to Israel in 1957 and was sent to the development town of Netivot adjacent to the Gaza Strip. They later moved to Yavne, another development town, in the Central Coastal Plain, where they lived in a maʿabara (transit camp). Sheetrit went to a public religious school and later studied at a religious youth village, graduating from high school at the age of sixteen. Due to his young age he was able to earn a degree in microbiology from Bar-Ilan…

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Avi Picard, “Sheetrit, Meir”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000737>
First published online: 2014

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