Coordinates: 32°52′48″N 35°29′45″E / 32.88000°N 35.49583°E / 32.88000; 35.49583
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Hukok is located in Northeast Israel
Hukok is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°52′48″N 35°29′45″E / 32.88000°N 35.49583°E / 32.88000; 35.49583
Country Israel
CouncilEmek HaYarden
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded by Mikveh Israel Graduates and Noar Oved Members 

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 2021 it had a population of 627.[1]


Hukok, ca. 1950

In 1945, the Hukok fortress was built by Solel Boneh as a strategic settlement post and named after a biblical village (Joshua 19:34) in the north of Israel.[2] After the 1948 war, the fortress was used as an absorption center for new immigrants.[3]

The kibbutz was established in 1946 by graduates of the Mikveh Israel agricultural school and members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement.[4] 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.[5] Yaquq was later depopulated in 1948.

Between 2002–2003, as part of a nationwide program, the kibbutz took in 76 immigrants (22 families) from Latin America, of whom 58 remained.[6]


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.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.204 , ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ Hokuk Fortress
  4. ^ Hokuk Fortress
  5. ^ Ben Yosef, Seffi (March 21, 2007). "Ein Hokuk and the story of Habakkuk". YNet News. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Ashkenazi, Eli (February 13, 2004). "Kibbutzim opened doors to 930 new immigrants in 2003". Haaretz. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  7. ^ Udasin, Sharon (April 28, 2014). "21 Israeli beaches, 2 marinas receive Blue Flag label for environmental quality". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved April 19, 2019.

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