Kfar Yavetz

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Kfar Yavetz
כְּפַר יַעֲבֵץ
Kfar Yavetz is located in Israel
Kfar Yavetz
Kfar Yavetz
Coordinates: 32°16′29.99″N 34°57′52.55″E / 32.2749972°N 34.9645972°E / 32.2749972; 34.9645972Coordinates: 32°16′29.99″N 34°57′52.55″E / 32.2749972°N 34.9645972°E / 32.2749972; 34.9645972
Council Lev HaSharon
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 10 April 1932

Kfar Yavetz (Hebrew: כְּפַר יַעֲבֵץ, lit. Yavetz Village) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Tayibe, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 494.

The village was founded on 10 April 1932 as a kibbutz. It was named for Rabbi Ze'ev Yavetz, a founder of the Mizrachi movement.[1]

The kibbutz was destroyed in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The residents resettled in Geulei Teiman and the village was rebuilt as a moshav in 1951.

Kfar Yavetz is located in the heart of the Triangle, near the Wadi Ara highway.

On July 7, 2003, Mazal Afari, 65, a resident of Kfar Yavetz was killed in her home in a suicide bombing carried out by the Islamic Jihad. Afari, a mother of eight, was waiting for her husband and sons to return from synagogue. The terrorist slipped into the house unnoticed and detonated a bomb he was carrying in a bag.[2] Three of her grandchildren were injured in the attack.[3] The house was destroyed in the blast.[4]