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Ein al Asad

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District  Northern
Founded  1899
Population (2015)  866
Council  Merom HaGalil
Founded by  Beit Jann residents
Local time  Tuesday 7:54 PM
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Weather  11°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 89% Humidity

Ein al-Asad (Arabic: عين الأسد‎‎ "the lion's spring", Hebrew: עין אל-אסד‎‎, lit. Spring of the Lion) is a Druze village in northern Israel. Located near Maghar in the Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 866.

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Map of Ein al-Asad, Israel

History

The community was founded in 1899 by Druze people from Beit Jann, and was named after an eponymous wellspring outside the village.

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ain al-Asad had a population of 48; 1 Christian and 47 Druze, increasing in the 1931 census to 81; 1 Christian and 80 Druze, in a total of 18 houses.

In 1945 the population of Ein al-Asad together with Beit Jann was 1,640, all Arabs, who owned 43,550 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. 2,530 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 7,406 used for cereals, while 67 dunams were built-up (urban) land.

References

Ein al-Asad Wikipedia


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