Malkia (Hebrew: מַלְכִּיָּה) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near the Lebanese border and Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 436.
|Coordinates: 33°5′54″N 35°30′40″E / 33.09833°N 35.51111°ECoordinates: 33°5′54″N 35°30′40″E / 33.09833°N 35.51111°E|
|Founded by||Demobilised Palmach soldiers|
The village was established in March 1949 by six former Palmach soldiers who had been demobilised at the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Located on the sites of the depopulated Palestinian villages of Qadas and al-Malkiyya, it was named after al-Malkiyya, a holdover name from the biblical village of Malkia, itself the name of a priestly family from biblical times (Nehemiah 10:4) that settled here, on whose lands it was established.
Members of the Harel Brigade planting grass seeds in 1950
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