Mavki'im

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Mavki'im
מושב מבקיעים.jpg
Mavki'im is located in Israel
Mavki'im
Mavki'im
Coordinates: 31°37′17.76″N 34°34′40.8″E / 31.6216000°N 34.578000°E / 31.6216000; 34.578000Coordinates: 31°37′17.76″N 34°34′40.8″E / 31.6216000°N 34.578000°E / 31.6216000; 34.578000
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1949
Founded by Demoblised IDF soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 395

Mavki'im (Hebrew: מַבְקִיעִים‎, lit. Breakthroughs) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 395.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 as a kibbutz by demobilised IDF soldiers who had immigrated from Hungary, and was built on the former lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Barbara.[2] In 1954 it was converted to a moshav shitufi. Its name refers to the IDF breakthrough against the Egyptian army in the area during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[citation needed]

In 2005 the moshav absorbed 25 families who had been evacuated from Pe'at Sadeh as part of the disengagement plan.[citation needed]

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