Snir (Hebrew: שְׂנִיר) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Hula Valley near Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 562.[1]


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Snir is located in Northeast Israel
Coordinates: 33°14′25.44″N 35°40′40.07″E / 33.2404000°N 35.6777972°E / 33.2404000; 35.6777972Coordinates: 33°14′25.44″N 35°40′40.07″E / 33.2404000°N 35.6777972°E / 33.2404000; 35.6777972
CouncilUpper Galilee
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded26 September 1967
Founded byNahal


The village was established on 26 September 1967 as a Nahal settlement in what had formerly been a demilitarized zone until the Six-Day War. It was converted to a civilian kibbutz in 1968 by Hashomer Hatzair members. Its name is derived from the Hebrew name for the nearby Hasbani River (Nahal Snir), for example mentioned in the Bible in Deuteronomy/Dwarim 3:9.

During the Six-Day War, a minor Syrian force tried to capture the water plant at Tel Dan (the subject of a fierce escalation two years earlier), Kibbutz Dan, and She'ar Yashuv. Several Syrian tanks were reported to have sunk in the Banias River.


The kibbutz grows avocados, raises cattle and runs a paper factory.[2] Sano, a leading Israeli cleaning products company, operates a manufacturing plant on Kibbutz Snir.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Forget Utopia: Here comes the city
  3. ^ Sano to make bid for troubled local diaper maker, Tafnukim