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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. In 2015 it had a population of 368.
The moshav was established in 1957 by Jews who were expelled from Egypt in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis, though this population eventually left, and was replaced by new settlers. Its name is derived from the biblical passage "with the power of salvation of his [God's] right hand" (Psalms 20:6).
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