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Beko'a is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°49′44.04″N 34°55′34.32″E / 31.8289000°N 34.9262000°E / 31.8289000; 34.9262000Coordinates: 31°49′44.04″N 34°55′34.32″E / 31.8289000°N 34.9262000°E / 31.8289000; 34.9262000
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1952
Founded by Yemenite Jews
Population (2017)[1] 724

Beko'a (Hebrew: בְּקוֹעַ‬, lit. Splitting) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 724.[1]


The village was established in 1952 by immigrants from Yemen on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Dayr Muhaysin, which was depopulated in 1948.[2] Its name is symbolic and refers to the division of Jerusalem following the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 378. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.