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 2019 it had a population of 659.
|Founded||10 April 1932|
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. 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.
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. Three of her grandchildren were injured in the attack. The house was destroyed in the blast.
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