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This article is about the Israeli kibbutz. For the biblical judge, see Jephthah.
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Yiftah is located in Israel
Coordinates: 33°7′39.71″N 35°33′6.11″E / 33.1276972°N 35.5516972°E / 33.1276972; 35.5516972Coordinates: 33°7′39.71″N 35°33′6.11″E / 33.1276972°N 35.5516972°E / 33.1276972; 35.5516972
District Northern
Council Upper Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 18 August 1948
Founded by Demobbed Palmach soldiers
Population (2015) 505[1]
Website yiftah.kibbutz.org.il

Yiftah (Hebrew: יִפְתָּח‎, lit. He will open) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border and Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 505.


The kibbutz was established on 18 August 1948 by demobilised Palmach soldiers who were members of the Yiftach Brigade, after which the kibbutz is named. Metzudat Koach is located nearby.[citation needed]

Yiftah is located near Jahula,[2] but on the land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Qadas.[3]


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