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Local Council of Abu Snan (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Abu Snan, Majles Abu Snan al-Makhaly

Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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Local Council Abu Snan (meaning Father of the Teeth in Arabic) is situated in the Western Galilee, 9 km SE of Nahariya, on road 70. Est. at the end of 13th century, a Local Council from 1964. Pop: 10,000 of which 50% Druze, 40% Christians and 10% Muslims. In my visit there were no flags to report. In further communication I was informed that in case of need a blue emblem on white is used. This information is not confirmed so the image is only probable. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1453, 30 May 1968. Sources: letter from the Local Council, 25 September 2001; author's own observation, 2 October 2001.

Dov Gutterman, 21 October 2001

According to the list of united or dissolved local authorities published in the official gazette (Rashumot), section Sefer Ha'Hukim 1897, 5 August 2003, L.C.s Yarqa, Julis, Abu Snan and Yanu'ah-Jatt are united into a single local authority.

Dov Gutterman, 20 December 2003 and 12 January 2004

Probable Flag

[Local Council of Abu Snan (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 30th May 1968