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Tel Hai was one of the first four Jewish settlements of the far north in the early years of the twentieth century, along with Metula, Hamra and Kfar Giladi. In 1920, the area was under French control and Arab gangs constantly attacked Jewish settlements in the area. Joseph Trumpeldor led Jewish volunteers to the site in order to help. Arab forces managed to enter Tel Hai and in the fierce shooting battle that ensued Trumpeldor was wounded. Before dying, Trumpeldor famously said to his doctor, "It is good to die for our country."

The Tel Hai courtyard quickly became a symbol of strength in the face of adversity and of the incredible bravery of these first settlers who put their lives on the line so that their brethren could live safely in these uninhabited areas. There are a number of exhibits and items on site, such as Trumpeldor's room, the dining room, a furnished living room, a memorial room for the fallen  of that difficult battle and more. There is also an exhibition of agricultural tools from the time and in a nearby hall a film about the history of the site is screened. The Tel Hai Courtyard is situated close to the Tel Hai College.
 

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address: Tel Hai, 1.5km north of Kiryat Shmona on route 90

phone: 04-695-1333

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