Yiftah

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This article is about the Israeli kibbutz. For the biblical judge, see Jephthah.
Yiftah
Yiftah is located in Israel
Yiftah
Yiftah
Coordinates: 33°7′39.71″N 35°33′6.11″E / 33.1276972°N 35.5516972°E / 33.1276972; 35.5516972Coordinates: 33°7′39.71″N 35°33′6.11″E / 33.1276972°N 35.5516972°E / 33.1276972; 35.5516972
Council Upper Galilee
Region Finger of the Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 18 August 1948
Founded by Demobilized Palmach soldiers
Website yiftah.kibbutz.org.il
estate
windy area, trees grow aslope

Yiftah (Hebrew: יִפְתָּח, lit. He will open) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border and Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 499.

The village was established on 18 August 1948 by demobilised Palmach soldiers who were members of the Yiftach Brigade, after which the kibbutz is named . It was built on top of the Shi'a village known as Qadas. Qadas was occupied by Israeli forces during Operation Yiftach on 28 May 1948. Defended by the Arab Liberation Army and the Lebanese Army, its inhabitants fled as the result of the fall of neighboring towns. Metzudat Koach is located nearby.

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