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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 2006 it had a population of 279.
The kibbutz was established in 1946 by graduates of the Mikveh Israel agricultural school and members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement. 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. Yaquq was later depopulated in 1948.
In 2002-2003, as part of a nationwide program, the kibbutz took in 76 immigrants (22 families) from Latin America, of whom 58 remained.
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.
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