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 • officialKesalon
Ksalon is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°46′26.04″N 35°2′57.83″E / 31.7739000°N 35.0493972°E / 31.7739000; 35.0493972Coordinates: 31°46′26.04″N 35°2′57.83″E / 31.7739000°N 35.0493972°E / 31.7739000; 35.0493972
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationAgricultural Union
Founded byYemenite Jews
Population (2017)[1]418

Kesalon (Hebrew: כְּסָלוֹן‬) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 418.[1]


The first transit camp (ma'abara) for new immigrants was set up on the lands of Kisalon. Olim from Yemen brought to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet were given farmland there but abandoned the moshav a few years later to join members of the community living in Rosh Ha'ayin. Immigrants from Morocco took their place. [2]

The moshav was named for the biblical city of Ksalon (Joshua 15:10).[3][4][5]

It is located on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Kasla.[6]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Bedraggled feathers, Haaretz
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.268, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  4. ^ Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol.9: Judaea, Jerusalem 1980, Keter Press, p.383 (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.31, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 299. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.