One of the signs posted by the Department of Site Preservation in Petah Tikva Municipality, which indicates buildings or places that are part of the citys history.
The place where the sign stands was photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: Samson Hibner
Samson Hibner was born in 1886 in the Ukraine. In 1918 he immigrated to Eretz Israel. With the establishment of an association of Kfar Ganim he joined it, and bought two plots of land.
After the director of the association resigned, Samson Hibner appeared before the general assembly of Kfar Ganim settlers and offered his services free of charge and was unanimously elected chairman. In this role he worked tirelessly in the purchase of Kfar Ganim land.
It turned out that a religious Muslim activist had risen up in Judea to incite the Fallahs not to hand over the lands of the area that had already been agreed to be sold to the people of Kfar Ganim. The Arabs filed a false affidavit against the committee members in the Jaffa court. As a result, Hibner was arrested along with four other committee members and imprisoned in Kishla. After their release, the committee members resigned.
Hibner continued in his role and tried to rescue the association from the entanglement it had encountered. He had a heart attack and had to stop his activities. Knowing Benjamin Yahalom, he asked to appoint him his successor as chairman of the committee.
For six weeks after the appointment, Samson Hibner died from heartbrea in 1933.
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