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 • Hebrew קָצִיר-חָרִישׁ
 • ISO 259 Qaçir - Ḥariš

Coordinates: 32°29′21″N 35°6′28″E / 32.48917°N 35.10778°E / 32.48917; 35.10778Coordinates: 32°29′21″N 35°6′28″E / 32.48917°N 35.10778°E / 32.48917; 35.10778

District Haifa
Founded 1993
 • Type Local council
 • Total
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,900
Name meaning Harvest (katzir)-plowing (harish)

Katzir-Harish (Hebrew: קָצִיר-חָרִישׁ) is a town (local council) in the Haifa District of Israel. It is an agglomeration of the villages Katzir (32°29′10″N 35°06′22″E / 32.486°N 35.106°E / 32.486; 35.106 (Katzir)), Harish (32°27′40″N 35°02′38″E / 32.461°N 35.044°E / 32.461; 35.044 (Harish)) and Mitzpe Ilan (32°27′40″N 35°04′08″E / 32.461°N 35.069°E / 32.461; 35.069 (Mitzpe Ilan)), near Umm al-Fahm in the Wadi Ara region. At the end of 2006, the town's population was 3,900.[1] Its jurisdiction is 9,736 dunams.[2]


Harish was founded by Nahal in 1982 and converted into a kibbutz in 1985. Katzir was founded by the Farmers Union of Israel. The villages were merged in 1993.[3] The master plan of Harish was prepared by the architecture firm Mansfeld-Kehat Architects. The plan calls for the expansion of Harish to Highway 65 in the north, and Baqa-Jatt in the south.[4]

Initially Harish was envisioned as a Haredi city offering low-cost housing to this sector.[5]In 2012, a secular buyers group organized to bid on lots zoned for 400 housing units there.[6]


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