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For the operation during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, see Operation Dekel.
Dekel is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°11′40.92″N 34°20′54.6″E / 31.1947000°N 34.348500°E / 31.1947000; 34.348500Coordinates: 31°11′40.92″N 34°20′54.6″E / 31.1947000°N 34.348500°E / 31.1947000; 34.348500
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded April 1982
Population (2015)[1] 311

Dekel (Hebrew: דֶּקֶל‎, lit. Palm tree), officially Dekel-Kfar Shitufi (Hebrew: דקל-כפר שיתופי‎‎, lit. Dekel - Co-operative Village) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the Hevel Shalom area of the north-western Negev desert near the Egypt-Gaza Strip-Israel border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 311.


A Nahal settlement by the name of Dekel was established in the area in 1956, but was abandoned after the Suez Crisis later in the year. A gar'in group by the same name was formed in the Israeli settlement of Yamit in 1979. However, its establishment on the ground was delayed by the Camp David Accords which meant that Israel had to withdraw from Sinai. The moshav was founded in April 1982 by the Aguda Shitufit (Co-operative Union) with the help of the Jewish Agency.


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Dekel Negev Information Centre