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Patish is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°19′36.47″N 34°33′36.72″E / 31.3267972°N 34.5602000°E / 31.3267972; 34.5602000Coordinates: 31°19′36.47″N 34°33′36.72″E / 31.3267972°N 34.5602000°E / 31.3267972; 34.5602000
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 3 March 1950
Founded by Kurdish Jews
Population (2017)[1] 875

Patish (Hebrew: פַּטִּישׁ‬, lit. Hammer) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev near Ofakim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 875.[1]


The village was established on 3 March 1950, and was named after the nearby Horvat Patish (Patish Ruins). To begin with, immigrants from Egypt were brought to settle the site. However, they refused to leave the truck which brought them to the site. After several trials, a group of Kurdish Jews settled in the moshav in May that year.

In March 1955 armed Palestinian fedayeen from the Gaza Strip attacked a wedding at the village with hand grenades; 24 guests were injured and one killed.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 

External links[edit]

  • Patish Negev Information Centre