Yad Hana

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Yad Hana

יַד חַנָּה
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Yad Hana is located in Central Israel
Yad Hana
Yad Hana
Yad Hana is located in Israel
Yad Hana
Yad Hana
Coordinates: 32°19′35.03″N 35°0′23.03″E / 32.3263972°N 35.0063972°E / 32.3263972; 35.0063972Coordinates: 32°19′35.03″N 35°0′23.03″E / 32.3263972°N 35.0063972°E / 32.3263972; 35.0063972
CouncilHefer Valley
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded byDror members

Yad Hana (Hebrew: יַד חַנָּה, lit. Hannah's Memorial) is a Community settlement and former kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Highway 57 and north of the country's center, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 926.[1]


The kibbutz was established in 1950 by a gar'in of Dror members and was named in honour of Hannah Szenes. In 1953, as a result of the split in Mapam (with which the kibbutz members were affiliated), most of the kibbutz members defected to Maki. However, 120 members who disagreed with this left the kibbutz to found a new one nearby by the name of Yad Hana Senesh (which was disbanded in 1972). As a result, the kibbutz became known as the "only communist kibbutz."

In 2003 the kibbutz was officially rezoned and popularly renamed Yad Hana-Homesh, when the kibbutz accepted the government's generous privatization package which included absorbing settlers evicted from Homesh as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan (see Protocol N.31 of the Knesset Ombudsman sub-committee on the disengaged, 5 Jan-2009. Today Yad Hana is a collective suburb, whose main industry is its own commercial real estate development.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Yad Hana website