In the second half of the 19th century, representatives of the Russian Empire bought land in this place as part of the purchase of land in Jerusalem and Ein Kerem. There was a guest house for Russian pilgrims on their way to Bethlehem. With the outbreak of the civil war in Russia after the Bolshevik revolution, the place was leased by the English authorities. They set up a transmitter station in the Second World War. After the Six-Day War, Yoharm Ben Meir settled there. He was a founder of a field school in Bar Giora and established the school here.