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Local Council of Bir el-Maksur (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Bir el-Maksur, Majles Makhaly Bir el-Maksur

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[Local Council of Bir el-Maksur (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Coat-of-arms adopted 12th March 1996

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The unofficial flag of Beer el-Maksur local council is a logo in natural colors on a white bedsheet (2:3) with the inscription BEER EL MAKSUR (in English) below the logo. A black and white logo can be seen here. Beer el-Maksur (in Arabic broken well) is a local council situated on the road from Qiryat Bialik to Nazareth (road 79) about 15 km NW of the latter. Its population of 6,000 is made up of settled Bedouins from the Arab el-Khujirat tribe. It was established in the 1950s and became a local council in 1990. Source: personal observation, 10 July 2001.

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 4389, 12 March 1996.

The emblem shows olive branches, a mosque, tents, a palm and a well. Beer el-Maksur means 'broken well' in Arabic.

Dov Gutterman, 11 July, 21 September and 12 October 2001