Yesha, Israel

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For the term for Judea, Samaria and Gaza, see Yesha.
Yesha is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°14′48.12″N 34°24′0.71″E / 31.2467000°N 34.4001972°E / 31.2467000; 34.4001972Coordinates: 31°14′48.12″N 34°24′0.71″E / 31.2467000°N 34.4001972°E / 31.2467000; 34.4001972
Council Eshkol
Region North-western Negev
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1957
Founded by Olim from Egypt

Yesha (Hebrew: יֵשַׁע, lit. Salvation) is an agricultural moshav in southern Israel. Located in the Hevel Shalom area of the Negev desert, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. Its "name is taken from Biblical passage":[1] "with the power of salvation of his (i.e. God's) right hand" (Psalm 20:6).[2] In 2006 it had a population of 2007.

The moshav was established in 1957 by Jews who were expelled from Egypt in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis,[3] though this population eventually left, and was replaced by new settlers. The residents work 2,000 dunams (2 km²). Moshav Yesha has been subject to several Qassam rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

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  1. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.477 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  2. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962, p29
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 268. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.