- This article is about the moshav. For other uses, see Yuval (disambiguation).
|Also spelled||Kfar Yuval (officially)|
|Founded by||Refugees from the Old City of Jerusalem|
Yuval (Hebrew: יוּבַל), also called Kfar Yuval (כְּפַר יוּבַל), is a moshav in the Finger of the Galilee, between Metula and Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council.
The moshav was founded in 1953 by evacuees from the Old City of Jerusalem who originally arrived from Kurdistan. It was named "Yuval" (creek) after the Jordan river's tributaries in the area and also referring to Jeremiah 17:8 ("sends out its roots by the creek"). In the early 1960s most of the founders abandoned the moshav, and it was repopulated by immigrants from Kochi, India.
The proximity of the moshav to the border of Israel with Lebanon has made it a target for terrorist attacks. In 1975 a group of terrorists infiltrated the moshav, took control of a residence, and killed three members of one family.
The main economic branches of the moshav, as of June 2004, are a chicken coop and plantings of avocado, apples, and plums. In recent years the moshav has relied on tourism from Israelis, and it is one of the leading places for village-style hospitality in northern Israel.
- Bitan,H.(1999). 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel. Jeruusalem: Carta, p.27