Ein HaMifratz

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Ein HaMifratz
Ein HaMifratz is located in Israel
Ein HaMifratz
Ein HaMifratz
Coordinates: 32°54′9.35″N 35°5′46.67″E / 32.9025972°N 35.0962972°E / 32.9025972; 35.0962972Coordinates: 32°54′9.35″N 35°5′46.67″E / 32.9025972°N 35.0962972°E / 32.9025972; 35.0962972
Council Mateh Asher
Region Haifa Bay
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 25 August 1938
Founded by Polish immigrants

Ein HaMifratz (Hebrew: עֵין הַמִּפְרָץ, lit. The Bay's Eye, for the immigrants could see the whole bay of Haifa from the settling area) is a kibbutz near Acre in northern Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2009 it had a population of 1,131.

History[edit]

Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz was established in August 1938 by Polish immigrants as part of the tower and stockade settlement enterprise, during the 1936-1939 Arab revolt.[1]

According to the Jewish National Fund, upon its founding, Ein Hamifratz was immediately attacked by "Arab gangs".[1] The initial problems facing the settlers were the saltwater swamps and the shifting sands at the mouth of the Naaman river. The settler originally did mixed farming and fish breeding.[1] In 1947, the kibbutz had a population of 400.[1]

Until the capture of Acre, Ein Hamifratz was a frontline settlement. The settlers were involved in the liberation of the Galilee in November 1948.[1]

Economy[edit]

Major industries are Yamaton Ltd., a honeycomb paper factory operated jointly with Kibbutz Ga'aton,[2] and IMA, a corrugated cardboard manufacturing company.[3] Ein Hamifratz also operates a fish farm and a shopping mall.

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