|Founded by||Hebrew Scouts|
Tel Katzir (Hebrew: ? , lit. Harvest Hill) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located to the south of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 405.
The village was founded in 1949 by a gar'in of Hebrew Scouts and a kvutza of youths from kibbutz Afikim on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Samakh, which was depopulated in 1948. Its name was adapted from the Arabic name for the area, Tell al-Qasr, and also symbolises agriculture. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion refused to accept the name, insisting that it should be called Beit Katzir because it was not a real tell. However, after the kibbutz's secretariat had put a case, noting that Tel Aviv was not a real tell, and that Ramat Gan (lit. Garden Heights) was not hilly, they eventually won recognition of their preferred name.
There is a small museum in the kibbutz about its history and the period between 1948 and 1967.