The village was established on 18 August 1948 by demobilisedPalmach 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.