Yesha, Israel

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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
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1957
Founded by Egyptian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 368

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.[1]


The moshav was established in 1957 by Jews who were expelled from Egypt in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis,[2] 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).[3][4]

It has been subject to several Qassam rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

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  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 Elazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 268. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962, p29