Kokhav Michael

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Kokhav Michael
Kokhav Michael is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Kokhav Michael
Kokhav Michael
Coordinates: 31°37′44″N 34°40′10″E / 31.62889°N 34.66944°E / 31.62889; 34.66944Coordinates: 31°37′44″N 34°40′10″E / 31.62889°N 34.66944°E / 31.62889; 34.66944
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byIraqi immigrants

Kokhav Michael (Hebrew: כּוֹכַב מִיכָאֵל‬, lit. Star of Michael) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located between Kiryat Gat and Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,022.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from Iraq on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Kawkaba[2] (from which the moshav takes the first part of its name; the second half is from Michael Sobell a British philanthropist). They were joined by immigrants from Argentina in 1962.[citation needed])


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ *Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 122. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.