Ein Hod

Ein Hod (Hebrew: עֵין הוֹד) is a village in Haifa District in northern Israel. Located at the foot of Mount Carmel and southeast of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council and has the status of community settlement. In 2019 it had a population of 643.[1]

Ein Hod
עֵין הוֹד
Ein Hod
Ein Hod
Coordinates: 32°42′05″N 34°58′48″E
Country Israel
CouncilHof HaCarmel
Ayn Hawd
عين حوض
Map of Ayn Hawd and surrounding area, 1870s. The Survey of Western Palestine. London:Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund
Etymology: Spring of the cistern[2]
Ayn Hawd
Coordinates: 32°42′05″N 34°58′48″E
Palestine grid148/234
Geopolitical entityMandatory Palestine
Date of depopulation15 July 1948[3]
  Total12,605 dunams (12.605 km2 or 4.867 sq mi)
Cause(s) of depopulationMilitary assault by Yishuv forces
Current localitiesEin Hod[6][7] Nir Etzion[7]

The village is situated on a hillside amidst olive groves, with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. Prior to the 1948 Arab–Israeli War Ein Hod was the site of the Palestinian village of Ein Hawd. Most of the Arab inhabitants were expelled during the war, however some remained in the area and settled nearby, forming a new village, also by the name of Ein Hawd.

After a failed attempt to create a moshav on the site, Ein Hod became an artists' colony in 1953.

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