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Matzuva (Hebrew: מַצּוּבָה), also known as Matzuba, is a kibbutz in the Western Galilee in northern Israel. Located south of the development town of Shlomi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,166.
The village was established in 1940 by immigrants from Germany, members of the Maccabi HaTzair youth movement. It was named after the nearby Pi Matzuba known in antiquities, a place mentioned in the Tosefta (Shevi'it 4:8-ff.) and in the 3rd century Mosaic of Rehob. The name is believed to have been derived from mṣwbh, a Semitic root, meaning "pyramid; pyramidal pile".
Due to economic problems, the kibbutz textile factory closed down in 2003.
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- Employees petition to liquidate Kibbutz Matzuva