עין אל אסד
|Founded by||Beit Jann residents|
Ein al-Asad (Arabic: عين الأسد "the lion's spring", Hebrew: עין אל-אסד, lit. Spring of the Lion) is a Druze village in northern Israel. Located near Maghar in the Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2014 it had a population of 858.
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, increasing in the 1931 census to 81; 1 Christian and 80 Druze, in a total of 18 houses.
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. 2,530 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 7,406 used for cereals, while 67 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
- "Localities File 2014". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2015.
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- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine. p. 36.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 100.
- Hadawi, Sami (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center. p. 40.
- Hadawi, p80
- Hadawi, p130