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Gevim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°30′27″N 34°35′55″E / 31.50750°N 34.59861°E / 31.50750; 34.59861Coordinates: 31°30′27″N 34°35′55″E / 31.50750°N 34.59861°E / 31.50750; 34.59861
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Region Northwestern Negev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1947
Founded by Palmach members

Gevim (Hebrew: גֵּבִים, lit. Cisterns) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located in the northwestern Negev desert near Sderot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 360.


The kibbutz was established in 1947 under the name Sde Akiva. The founding members were from the Palmach and had previously been members of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed. It served as a headquarters for the Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and was later renamed Gevim.

During the 2000s, the kibbutz has suffered from the repeating Qassam rocket attacks, with damage to buildings and minor injuries to residents.


As well as agriculture, the kibbutz has a plastics factory, "Poleg". The kibbutz is located near the Sha'ar HaNegev school and the Sapir Academic College and is a place of residence for several students.