עין אל אסד
|Founded by||Beit Jann residents|
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 2018 it had a population of 872.
British Mandate era
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 the 1945 statistics, the population of Ein al-Asad together with Beit Jann was 1,640, all classified as "others" (meaning Druze, 120 of which were indicated as being in Ein al-Asad), who owned 43,550 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. 2,530 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, while 7,406 dunams were used for cereals and 67 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
- "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
- The spring of Ibadiyeh, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 61
- Barron, 1923, p. 36
- Mills, 1932, p. 100
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 4
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 40
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 80
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 130
- Barron, J.B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945.
- Hadawi, S. (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (PDF). Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.