Regavim

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Regavim
Hebrew: רְגָבִים
Regavim - gardens in the Kibbutz.jpg
Etymology: Clods
Regavim is located in Haifa region of Israel
Regavim
Regavim
Coordinates: 32°31′26″N 35°2′4″E / 32.52389°N 35.03444°E / 32.52389; 35.03444Coordinates: 32°31′26″N 35°2′4″E / 32.52389°N 35.03444°E / 32.52389; 35.03444
CountryIsrael
DistrictHaifa
CouncilMenashe
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1947
Founded byItalian and Algerian Habonim Dror members
Population
 (2019)[1]
480
Websitewww.regavim.co.il

Regavim (Hebrew: רְגָבִים) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Umm al-Fahm, 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 soul," a word used in a Zionist poem about reclaiming the Land of Israel, "dunam by dunam, regev by regev."

History[edit]

The kibbutz group was established in 1947 by immigrants from Italy and North Africa who were members of the Habonim Dror youth movement.[2] They first settled on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Butaymat in July 1948,[3] before moving to the land of another depopulated Palestinian village, Qannir, in 1949.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ אודות Regavim
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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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