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Regavim is located in Haifa region of Israel
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
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1947
Founded by Habonim Dror members
Population (2016)[1] 432
Name meaning Clods

Regavim (Hebrew: רְגָבִים‬) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Umm al-Fahm, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 432.[1]


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."


The village was established in 1947 by immigrants from Italy and North Africa who were members of the Habonim Dror youth movement.

They first 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]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  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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