Kfar Yavetz

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Kfar Yavetz

כְּפַר יַעֲבֵץ
Kfar Yavetz is located in Central Israel
Kfar Yavetz
Kfar Yavetz
Coordinates: 32°16′29.99″N 34°57′52.55″E / 32.2749972°N 34.9645972°E / 32.2749972; 34.9645972Coordinates: 32°16′29.99″N 34°57′52.55″E / 32.2749972°N 34.9645972°E / 32.2749972; 34.9645972
CouncilLev HaSharon
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded10 April 1932

Kfar Yavetz (Hebrew: כְּפַר יַעֲבֵץ‬, lit. Yavetz Village) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Tayibe, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of .[1]


The village was founded on 10 April 1932 as a kibbutz. It was named for Rabbi Ze'ev Yavetz, a founder of the Mizrachi movement.[2]

As the kibbutz was situated on the front, opposite the Iraqi army sent as auxiliaries during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the inhabitants were evacuated for their safety, and the kibbutz was turned into army base.[3] The residents resettled in Geulei Teiman and the village was rebuilt as a moshav in 1951, incorporating within it new immigrants from Yemen and from central Europe.[3]

Kfar Yavetz is located in the heart of the Triangle, near the Wadi Ara highway.

On 7 July 2003, Mazal Afari, 65, a resident of Kfar Yavetz was killed in her home in a suicide bombing carried out by the Islamic Jihad. Afari, a mother of eight, was waiting for her husband and sons to return from synagogue. The militant slipped into the house unnoticed and detonated a bomb he was carrying in a bag.[4] Three of her grandchildren were injured in the attack.[5] The house was destroyed in the blast.[6]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Religious Zionism Jewish Virtual Library
  3. ^ a b Yalqut Teiman, Yosef Tobi and Shalom Seri (editors), Tel-Aviv 2000, p. 130, s.v. כפר יעבץ (Hebrew) ISBN 965-7121-03-5
  4. ^ Jihad claims suicide bombing at Kfar Yavetz, Jerusalem Post.
  5. ^ Terrorism against Israel Jewish Virtual Library
  6. ^ Militants link suicide blast to prisoners Chicago Tribune