Hukok

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Hukok
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Hukok is located in Israel
Hukok
Hukok
Coordinates: 32°52′47.63″N 35°29′44.88″E / 32.8798972°N 35.4958000°E / 32.8798972; 35.4958000Coordinates: 32°52′47.63″N 35°29′44.88″E / 32.8798972°N 35.4958000°E / 32.8798972; 35.4958000
Region Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Various groups

Hukok (Hebrew: חוּקוֹק) is a kibbutz in Israel. Located near the Sea of Galilee and the cities of Tiberias and Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 279.

History[edit]

Hukok, ca. 1950

The kibbutz was established in 11 July 1945 near the depopulated Palestinian village of Yaquq and the supposed funeral place of the prophet Habakkuk.[1]

The kibbutz was founded by former Palmach members, graduates of the Mikveh Israel agricultural school, members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement, and immigrants from French-speaking countries (France and North Africa) and South America.

Economy[edit]

As well as agriculture, the kibbutz also has a plastics factory, Hukok Industries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ein Hokuk and the story of Habakkuk Ynetnews, 21 March 2007

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