| Hof HaCarmel|
Wednesday 11:48 PM
| Indian and Iranian immigrants|
13°C, Wind E at 2 km/h, 88% Humidity
Ofer (Hebrew: עֹפֶר, lit. Fawn) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 639.
The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from India (mainly Cochin) and Iran. Its name is derived from Ayn Ghazal (lit. Deer Spring), the depopulated Arab village on whose land it was built. Agricultural income is derived from raising cattle, sheep and chickens growing vegetables and flowers, and tourism.