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Glil Yam is a kibbutz
A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Today, farming has been partly supplanted by other economic branches, including industrial plants and high-tech enterprises. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism...

 in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain between Ramat HaSharon
Ramat Hasharon
Ramat HaSharon is a city located on Israel's central coastal strip in the south of the Sharon region, bordering Tel Aviv to the south and Herzliya and Kibbutz Glil Yam to the north. It is part of the Tel Aviv District, within Gush Dan metropolitan area...

 and Herzliya
Herzliya is a city in the central coast of Israel, at the western part of the Tel Aviv District. It has a population of 87,000 residents. Named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, Herzliya covers an area of 26 km²...

, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council
Hof HaSharon Regional Council
Hof HaSharon Regional Council , is a regional council in the Center and Tel Aviv districts of Israel. It is located on the coastline in the Sharon area between Netanya and Herzliya.The local authority is located in kibbutz Shefayim....

. In 2006 it had a population of 327.

The kibbutz was established in 1943 by a group which had formed in 1933. The land on which the village was founded had been bought from the Arab village of Ijlil by the Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund
The Jewish National Fund was founded in 1901 to buy and develop land in Ottoman Palestine for Jewish settlement. The JNF is a quasi-governmental, non-profit organisation...

. Its name is mentioned in the book of Samaritans, which was also preserved in the name of the Arab village.

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