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Bareket is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°0′54″N 34°56′39.47″E / 32.01500°N 34.9442972°E / 32.01500; 34.9442972Coordinates: 32°0′54″N 34°56′39.47″E / 32.01500°N 34.9442972°E / 32.01500; 34.9442972
Grid position 144/158 PAL
District Central
Council Hevel Modi'in
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1952
Founded by Yemenite Hapoel HaMizrachi members
Population (2016)[1] 1,932

Bareket (Hebrew: בַּרֶקֶת‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around five kilometres north-east of Ben Gurion International Airport and covering 2,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,932.[1]


The village was established in 1952 by members of Hapoel HaMizrachi who had immigrated from Habban District in south-east Yemen. It was initially named Kfar Halutzim (Pioneers' Village) and then Tirat Yehuda Bet (after nearby Tirat Yehuda), before adopting its current name. Like Nofekh, Shoham and Ahlama (the former name of Beit Arif) nearby, the name relates[2] to one of the 12 stones in the Hoshen, the sacred breastplate worn by a Jewish high priest (Exodus 28:17).[3][4][5]

It is located on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Tira.[6]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land, p94 ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources, p258
  4. ^ Arie Yizhaqi (1980) Madrich Israel Vol.9, Keter Press, p377 (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Hanna Bitan (1999) 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Carta, p14 ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)
  6. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 418. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.