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Moshav entrance
Moshav entrance
Yakhini is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°28′58″N 34°35′59″E / 31.48278°N 34.59972°E / 31.48278; 34.59972Coordinates: 31°28′58″N 34°35′59″E / 31.48278°N 34.59972°E / 31.48278; 34.59972
CouncilSha'ar HaNegev
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byYemenite immigrants

Yakhini (Hebrew: יָכִינִי) is an Orthodox moshav in southern Israel. Located in the northern Negev desert near the town of Sderot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 692.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by Jewish immigrants from Yemen, who were brought to Israel during Operation Magic Carpet, when most Yemenite Jews arrived in the country. The moshav is named for one of the sons of Simeon, son of the patriarch Jacob, as it is located in territory that belonged to the Tribe of Simeon in biblical times (Numbers 26:12).[citation needed])

Yakhini was founded on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Muharraqa.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 127. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.