Basmat Tab'un

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Basmat Tab'un
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew בּׂסְמַת טִבְעוֹן
 • ISO 259 Bosmat Tiv'on
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic بسمة طبعون
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Basmat Tab'un is located in Israel
Basmat Tab'un
Basmat Tab'un
Coordinates: 32°44′24.82″N 35°9′25.05″E / 32.7402278°N 35.1569583°E / 32.7402278; 35.1569583Coordinates: 32°44′24.82″N 35°9′25.05″E / 32.7402278°N 35.1569583°E / 32.7402278; 35.1569583
District Northern
 • Type Local council (from 1965)
 • Head of Municipality Muneir Zebidat [1]
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,300
Municipality of Basmat Tab'un

Basmat Tab'un (Arabic: بسمة طبعون‎; Hebrew: בּׂסְמַת טִבְעוֹן) (also Basmat Tivon) is a Bedouin Arab town in the Northern District of Israel.

Basmat Tab'un was declared a local council in 1965. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) it had a population of 6,300 in 2006, with a growth rate of 3.3%. The population is mostly Bedouin Muslim.

Ruan Zubidate, a resident of Basmat Tab'un, is Israel's top female Arab tennis player. She represents Israel at tennis matches around the world.[2]

In May 2011, the Israeli government approved a four-year plan with a budget of NIS 350 million for developing Bedouin communities in the North, among them Basmat Tab'un.[3]

The Ein Bustan (Maayan Babustan) Waldorf school in Hilf, Basmat Tab'un, is noteworthy for its multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-religious curriculum. The Arab students are from the surrounding villages and the Jewish students are from nearby Kiryat Tiv'on.[4][5]


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