Kfar Kisch

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Kfar Kisch
כְּפַר קִישׁ
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Kfar Kisch is located in Israel
Kfar Kisch
Kfar Kisch
Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861
District Northern
Council Lower Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Demobilised soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 520

Kfar Kisch (Hebrew: כְּפַר קִישׁ‎) is an moshav in northern Israel. Located adjacent to Mount Tabor, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lower Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 520.

History[edit]

It was established in 1946 by Jewish soldiers demobilised from the British Army after World War II having served under Frederick Kisch, for whom the village was named.[2] However political fractures led many of the founders to leave within the first year. A water shortage which forced the residents to transport water from the Tabor stream without proper equipment added to the problems, and until 1953 a steady stream of founding residents left the village. In that year conditions improved and Kfar Kisch began to absorb Jewish immigrants from Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet Union.[citation needed] Part of the village's land formerly belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Ma'dhar, south of the old village site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Frederick Kisch Izkor (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 529, ISBN 0-88728-224-5