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Ibtin is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°45′36.17″N 35°6′47.51″E / 32.7600472°N 35.1131972°E / 32.7600472; 35.1131972Coordinates: 32°45′36.17″N 35°6′47.51″E / 32.7600472°N 35.1131972°E / 32.7600472; 35.1131972
Council Zevulun
Region Lower Galilee
Founded 1965
Population (2012) 2,680[1]

Ibtin (Arabic: إبطن‎; Hebrew: אִבְּטִין[2]) is a Bedouin village in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee around half a kilometre from Kfar Hasidim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Zevulun Regional Council. In 2012 it had a population of 2,680.[1]

The village was established in 1965 as part of a plan to settle the Bedouin in the area in permanent settlements. Residents of the village are members of the Amria tribe.

The sacred tree of U'm Ayash is located in the village, which according the legend, has stones roll under it every Friday.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Abtun, from personal name, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 105
  3. ^ Dafni, A. (2007) The supernatural characters and powers of sacred trees in the Holy Land J Ethnobiol Ethnomedicine. 2007; 3: 10


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