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Moshav entrance
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Yinon is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°44′27.23″N 34°46′57.36″E / 31.7408972°N 34.7826000°E / 31.7408972; 34.7826000Coordinates: 31°44′27.23″N 34°46′57.36″E / 31.7408972°N 34.7826000°E / 31.7408972; 34.7826000
District Southern
Council Be'er Tuvia
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1952
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,116

Yinon (Hebrew: יִנּוֹן‎, lit. "it shall flourish") is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,116.[1]


The moshav was founded 1952 by immigrants from Yemen. Its name was taken from a passage in the Bible,[2] Psalm 72:17: God's name "shall flourish as long as the sun".

Yinon was founded on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Masmiyya al-Kabira.[3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 222. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 125. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.