Founded as a Nahal settlement on Purim eve, 14 of Adar 5732, (1972). In 5740 (1980), it received formal recognition as a community and was named Gan-Or.
In 5743 (1983), Netzarim went back to being a settlement, and was inhabited by the Religious Kibbutz Movement.
The kibbutz was dismantled after a few years and the members founded a municipal community in its place. The community had a religious character and integrated educators, farmers and freelancers.