Last modified: 2007-06-23 by dov gutterman
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Local Council Elqana is situated in Judea and Samaria District, 12 Km. west of Ariel. Elqana is named after the father of Samuel the prophet (Samuel A, 1,1) and was established in 1977 by Gush Emunim and became Local Council in 1981. Most of its 3000 inh. are religious.
The first settlers settled at Meskha, a former Jordanian Police Fort on top on a hill which was used as synagogue, school and kindergarten and became so significant in the life of the founders that they choose it to appear in their emblem together with olive tree. Today the former fort is used as city hall.
Photo of the municipal flag can be seen at <kehilot.moreshet.co.il/elkana/rabin.jpg> and <elkana/photo8.jpg>.
The flag is ~1:4:1 horizontal blue-white-blue charged with the municipal emblem and below it inscription of its name, both in green.
Dov Gutterman, 8 April 2005
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