Hukok

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Hukok
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Hukok is located in Northeast 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
District Northern
Council Emek HaYarden
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Various groups
Population (2017)[1] 595

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 2017 it had a population of 595.[1]

History[edit]

Hukok, ca. 1950

In 1945, the Hukok fortress was built by Solel Boneh as a strategic settlement post. After the 1948 war, the fortress was used as an absorption center for new immigrants.[2]

The kibbutz was established in 1946 by graduates of the Mikveh Israel agricultural school and members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement.[3] It was near the Palestinian village of Yaquq and the site of the ancient village of Huqoq which was the supposed burial place of the prophet Habakkuk.[4] Yaquq was later depopulated in 1948.

In 2002–03, as part of a nationwide program, the kibbutz took in 76 immigrants (22 families) from Latin America, of whom 58 remained.[5]

Economy[edit]

In addition to agriculture, the kibbutz runs a plastics factory, Hukok Industries. The kibbutz operates a private beach on Lake Kinneret that was awarded a Blue Flag for environmental excellence in 2013.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Hokuk Fortress
  3. ^ Hokuk Fortress
  4. ^ Ein Hokuk and the story of Habakkuk Ynetnews, 21 March 2007
  5. ^ Kibbutzim opened doors to 930 new immigrants in 2003
  6. ^ 21 Israeli beaches, 2 marinas receive Blue Flag label for environmental quality

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