Sde Moshe

Sde Moshe
שְׂדֵה מֹשֶׁה
سدي موشي
Etymology: Moshe's Field
Sde Moshe is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Sde Moshe
Sde Moshe
Coordinates: 31°36′38″N 34°48′8″E / 31.61056°N 34.80222°E / 31.61056; 34.80222
AffiliationMoshavim Movement

Sde Moshe (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה מֹשֶׁה, lit. Moshe Field) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, about three kilometres east of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2022 it had a population of 800.[1]


Sde Moshe was founded in 1956 as part of a movement from the city to the village, on land of the depopulated Palestinian village Iraq al-Manshiyya.[2]

It is named after Baron Maurice de Hirsch, whose Hebrew name was Moshe, and who was one of the founders of the Jewish Colonization Association. It was originally named "Sde Yeshayahu."[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. p.108
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