Regavim

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Regavim

רְגָבִים
Regavim - gardens in the Kibbutz.jpg
Regavim is located in Haifa region of Israel
Regavim
Regavim
Coordinates: 32°31′26.03″N 35°2′3.83″E / 32.5238972°N 35.0343972°E / 32.5238972; 35.0343972Coordinates: 32°31′26.03″N 35°2′3.83″E / 32.5238972°N 35.0343972°E / 32.5238972; 35.0343972
CountryIsrael
DistrictHaifa
CouncilMenashe
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1947
Founded byHabonim Dror members
Population
 (2019)[1]
480
Name meaningClods
Websitewww.regavim.co.il

Regavim (Hebrewרְגָבִים‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located to the north-east of Pardes Hanna-Karkur, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 480.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Regavim is taken from the Hebrew word "regev," meaning a very small piece of land (lit. "patch of soil"), a word used in a Zionist poem about reclaiming the Land of Israel, "dunam by dunam, regev by regev."

History[edit]

The village was established in 1947 by immigrants from Italy and North Africa who were members of the Habonim Dror youth movement. They initially settled on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Butaymat in July 1948,[2] before moving to the land of another depopulated Palestinian village, Qannir, in 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xx, settlement #15, July, 1948. Moved to the land of Qannir in 1949. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 181. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

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