Ein al-Asad

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Ein al-Asad
עין אל אסד
عين الأسد
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Ein al-Asad is located in Israel
Ein al-Asad
Ein al-Asad
Coordinates: 32°56′28.21″N 35°23′47″E / 32.9411694°N 35.39639°E / 32.9411694; 35.39639Coordinates: 32°56′28.21″N 35°23′47″E / 32.9411694°N 35.39639°E / 32.9411694; 35.39639
District Northern
Council Merom HaGalil
Founded 1899
Founded by Beit Jann residents
Population (2015)[1] 866

Ein al-Asad (Arabic: عين الأسد‎‎ "the lion's spring", Hebrew: עין אל-אסד‎‎) is a Druze village in northern Israel. Located near Maghar in the Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 866.[1]


The community was founded in 1899 by Druze people from Beit Jann, and was named after an eponymous wellspring outside the village.[2]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ain al-Asad had a population of 48; 1 Christian and 47 Druze,[3] increasing in the 1931 census to 81; 1 Christian and 80 Druze, in a total of 18 houses.[4]

In 1945 the population of Ein al-Asad together with Beit Jann was 1,640, all Arabs, who owned 43,550 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[5] 2,530 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 7,406 used for cereals,[6] while 67 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[7]

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