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Kiryat Tivon

Kiryat Tiv'on is a town in the Haifa District of Israel, in the hills between the Zvulun (Zebulon) and Jezreel valleys. Kiryat Tiv'on is situated 15km southeast of Haifa, on the main road to Nazareth. Kiryat Tiv'on is the result of the municipal merger of several older settlements, Tiv'on (est. 1947), Elro'i (est. 1935), Kiryat HaRoshet (est. 1935) and Kiryat Amal (est. 1937). On the outskirts of Tiv'on is a Bedouin township called Basmat Tab'un. In it had a population of.HistoryOttoman eraIn 1859, the village of Tubaun was estimated to have a tillage of 22 feddans. In 1875, Victor Guérin found that the village had 200 inhabitants.In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) described Tubaun as a small adobe village, on high ground, at the edge of the wood.A population list from about 1887 showed that Tuba'un had about 90 inhabitants; all Muslims.British Mandate eraThe 1922 census of Palestine showed that Tub'un had 151 inhabitants, all Muslim. In 1925 a Zionist organisation purchased 30 feddans in Kiskis (present Alonim) and Tabon (present Kiryat Tiv'on) from the Sursuk family of Beirut. At the time, there were 36 families living there. In the 1931 census Tabun had a population of 239, still all Muslim, in a total of 48 houses. From 1931, and lasting several years, the Jewish Agency struggled to evict the tenant farmers from Tabaun, from the land which was to become Tivon.
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