Kidron, Israel

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Kidron is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°48′44.28″N 34°48′1.08″E / 31.8123000°N 34.8003000°E / 31.8123000; 34.8003000Coordinates: 31°48′44.28″N 34°48′1.08″E / 31.8123000°N 34.8003000°E / 31.8123000; 34.8003000
District Central
Council Brenner
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Yugoslavian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,560

Kidron (Hebrew: קִדְרוֹן‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around 2 km east of Gedera near the Tel Nof Airbase, it falls under the jurisdiction of Brenner Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,560.[1]


The moshav was established in 1949 by a group of Jewish immigrants from Yugoslavia. It was named for the Kidron Valley.[2] They were later joined by immigrants from Romania.

It was established on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Qatra, which became depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 471. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. pp. 404–5. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  4. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxi, settlement #76. ISBN 0-521-00967-7.