Kokhav Michael

Kokhav Michael
כוכב מיכאל
كوخاف ميخائيل
Kokhav Michael is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Kokhav Michael
Kokhav Michael
Coordinates: 31°37′44″N 34°40′10″E / 31.62889°N 34.66944°E / 31.62889; 34.66944Coordinates: 31°37′44″N 34°40′10″E / 31.62889°N 34.66944°E / 31.62889; 34.66944
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byIraqi immigrants

Kokhav Michael (Hebrew: כּוֹכַב מִיכָאֵל, lit. Star of Michael) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located between Kiryat Gat and Ashkelon,[2] it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,052.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from Iraq on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Kawkaba[3] (from which the moshav takes the first part of its name; the second half is from Michael Sobell a British philanthropist). They were joined by immigrants from Argentina in 1962.[citation needed])


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ My husband feels guilty for bringing me here, Jerusalem Post
  3. ^ *Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 122. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
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