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Gal'ed is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Coordinates: 32°33′23.03″N 35°4′37.19″E / 32.5563972°N 35.0769972°E / 32.5563972; 35.0769972Coordinates: 32°33′23.03″N 35°4′37.19″E / 32.5563972°N 35.0769972°E / 32.5563972; 35.0769972
District Northern
Council Megiddo
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by German Jews
Population (2017)[1] 485

Gal'ed (Hebrew: גַּלְעֵד‬, lit. Monument) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Menashe Heights with an area of 14,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 485.[1]


Kibbutz Gal'ed was established in 1945 by a gar'in of German HaBonim members which had formed in 1938. Because the land on which the kibbutz lies was bought with money Yitzhak Ochberg, a South African philanthropist, had given, the Keren HaYesod wanted the kibbutz named Even Yitzhak (Hebrew: אֶבֶן יִצְחָק‬, lit. Stone of Yitzhak), but eventually the kibbutz had its way: the kibbutz is named Gal'ed in memory of the HaBonim members killed in World War II – established on the tract of land "Even Yitzhak."[citation needed] The land had traditionally belonged to the Palestinian village of Al-Butaymat, which became depopulated in 1948.[2]

Amongst the founders were the couple Giora and Senetta Yoseftal, both of whom were later members of the Knesset, with Giora serving in several ministerial portfolios.[3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 157. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Giora Yoseftal: Public Activities Knesset