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Local Council of Ma'ale Ephraim (Israel, West Bank Occupied Territories)

Mo'atza Mekomit Ma'ale Ephraim

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[Local Council of Ma'ale Ephraim (Israel, West Bank Occupied Territories)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3

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Local Council Ma'ale Ephraim (meaning Ephraim's ascent, named after the biblical tribe) is situated on cross-Samaria road, on the western slops of Samaria Mounts, 200 m ASL and 490 m above the Jordan valley. Est. 1978, 1,750 inh. Mr Dan Vardi, local council computerizing and public relations co-ordinator wrote me:

LC Ma'ale Ephraim has a flag representing the LC emblem on white. There are some variations to the emblem (green colour and colour changing — positive and negative) — but since the founding of the settlements and its proclamation as local authority, this is the emblem and flag of our settlement.
Sources: author's own observation, 29 September 2001; council website.

Dov Gutterman, 11 October 2001

The emblem of Ma'ale Ephraim has not been formally adopted. Israeli municipalities in areas occupied since 1967 cannot register their emblems. The reason is that those areas are not legally part of Israel and according to international law they are governed by decrees of the military commander of the areas. Many Israeli laws are in force in those municipalities when adopted there by the military commander, but the Symbols/Emblems Protection Act of 1974 is not one of them.

Dov Gutterman, 19 January 2003