Kokhav Michael

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Kokhav Michael
Kokhav Michael is located in 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
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Iraqi immigrants
Population (2016)[1] 1,010

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 2016 it had a population of 1,010.[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])