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Subject: List of kibbutzim, Emek HaYarden Regional Council, Chronology of the Jewish settlement in the land of Israel in modern times
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Coordinates: 32°52′47.63″N 35°29′44.88″E / 32.8798972°N 35.4958000°E / 32.8798972; 35.4958000Coordinates: 32°52′47.63″N 35°29′44.88″E / 32.8798972°N 35.4958000°E / 32.8798972; 35.4958000

Region Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Various groups

Hukok (Hebrew: חוּקוֹק) is a kibbutz in Israel. Located near the Sea of Galilee and the cities of Tiberias and Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 279.


The kibbutz was established in 11 July 1945 near the depopulated Palestinian village of Yaquq and the supposed funeral place of the prophet Habakkuk.[1]

The kibbutz was founded by former Palmach members, graduates of the Mikveh Israel agricultural school, members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement, and immigrants from French-speaking countries (France and North Africa) and South America.


As well as agriculture, the kibbutz also has a plastics factory, Hukok Industries.


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  • web site Retrieved on 24  May 2009
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