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Gilboa Regional Council

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Gilboa Regional Council

Gilboa Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית הגלבוע‎, Mo'atza Azorit (ha)Gilbo'a) is a regional council in northern Israel, located on the slopes of the Gilboa mountain range. There are more than 22,000 residents in 38 settlements as of 2007. The size of the area is about 250,000 dunams.

It is bordered on the north and west by the Jezreel Valley and the Jezreel Valley Regional Council; on the east by the Beit She'an Valley and the Beit She'an Valley Regional Council, and on the south by the West Bank's Samarian mountains.


Gilboa Prison, Israel

The Gilboa mountains that border the Jezreel Valley from the south and the Beit She'an Valley from the west form a part of the "water dividing line" of the land of Israel. In 1921, 75 men from Joseph Trumpeldor's work group built a tent camp near Ma'ayan Harod. Most of them were immigrants to Israel during the Second Aliyah, and some arrived in the Third Aliyah. Some of them were members of Hashomer. The program was the "building up of the land by a general commune of Israeli workers". After two months, an additional group added to the eastern border of the Jezreel Valley and settled on the hill of Tel Hassan, which is now Tel Yosef. The other settlements were built later.

List of communities

The following settlements belong to the Gilboa Regional Council:


Daniel Atar is the mayor of Gilboa Regional Municipality


There are many branches of agriculture performed in the settlements of the council. The most widespread ones are cotton, wheat, greenhouses and other industrial plantings, flower plantings, field crops, fish pools, stables for cows, and chicken coops.


The kibbutzim in the council have built many factories: Shimurim in Beit HaShita; metalworking in Beit Alfa, Moledet, Ein Harod and Beit Yosef; carpentry in Beit HaShita and Ein Harod; electronics in Yizre'el; nut cracking in Geva; plastics in Heftzibah and Ram On; printing and ornamentation in Moledet and Tel Yosef.

External links

  • Official website (Hebrew)

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