HaBonim, Israel

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Moshav HaBonim, 1950
Moshav HaBonim, 1950
HaBonim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°38′9.23″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.6358972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.6358972; 34.9326000Coordinates: 32°38′9.23″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.6358972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.6358972; 34.9326000
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by HaBonim movement
Population (2016)[1] 363
Website www.v-habonim.co.il

HaBonim (Hebrew: הַבּוֹנִים‬, Builders) is a moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located 5 km south of Atlit and 3 km north of Kibbutz Nahsholim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 363.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1949 by the HaBonim movement on land that had belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Kafr Lam. The first residents were from the United Kingdom and South Africa. It came to national prominence on 11 June 1985 due to the HaBonim disaster, in which a bus and train collided, killing 22 people, of which 19 were schoolchildren. A monument was erected at the train crossing.[2]


Cafarlet fortress

Located in the eastern part of the moshav grounds is the ruined medieval fortress of Cafarlet, sometimes referred to as HaBonim Fortress.


Agrekal Habonim Industries, a manufacturer of Vermiculite and Perlite, was established in 1950 based on unique technology brought to Israel by the founders of the moshav from South Africa.[3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 140. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ Agrekal Habonim Industries

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