|Founded by||Italian and Algerian Habonim Dror members|
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 kibbutz group 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, before moving to the land of another depopulated Palestinian village, Qannir, in 1949.
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- אודות Regavim
- 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.
- 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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