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Malkia (Hebrew: מַלְכִּיָּה) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border and Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 442.
The village was established in March 1949 by six former Palmach soldiers who had been demobilised at the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was named after the depopulated Arab village of al-Malkiyya and after the biblical village of Malkia, which was named after a priestly family from biblical times (Nehemiah 10:4) settling here, on whose lands it was established.
Members of the Harel Brigade planting grass seeds in 1950
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