The Ga'aton River (Hebrew: נהר הגעתון, Nehar HaGa'aton) is a small river in the Northern District of Israel. It passes through the town of Nahariya before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. The river runs through the main street of Nahariya, a city that takes its name from the river (nahar means river in Hebrew).
In Ottoman times, the river was known as Nahr Mefshukh.
The source of this river, formerly known as "the fountain-head of the waters of Ǧiyāto" (Hebrew: ראש מי גיאתו), and which issued from two natural springs: ʻain a-tinah and ʻain al-ʻanqalit, is mentioned in late 2nd century rabbinic writings (Sifrei on Deuteronomy 11:24), and in the Mosaic of Rehob.
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- Survey of Western Palestine, Map 3, grid Le.
- Raphael Frankel and Israel Finkelstein, in an article published by them, entitled The Northwest Corner of Eretz-Israel in the Baraita ‘Boundaries of Eretz-Israel’, Cathedra: For the History of Eretz Israel and its Yishuv (pub. by: Yad Izhak Ben Zvi), vol. 27, Jerusalem 1983, p. 43. (see: Finkelstein, Israel (1983). "'The Northwest Corner of Eretz-Israel' in the Baraita 'Boundaries of Eratz-Israel'". Cathedra: For the History of Eretz Israel and Its Yishuv. 27: 39–46. JSTOR 23398920.).