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Ma'agan (Hebrew: ?, lit. Harbour) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 374.[1]


The village was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Transylvania on land that had belonged to the Arab village of Samakh, which was depopulated in 1948.[2][3] Notable residents include Ami Ayalon, who grew up in the kibbutz.


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p xxii ISBN 0-521-00967-7
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 538, ISBN 0-88728-224-5

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