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Emblem adopted 30 June 1966
Local Council Jish (Gush Halav) (The official name include its name in both languages: Jish in Arabic, Gush Halav in Hebrew) is situated in the Upper Galilee, NW of Zefat and north of Mt. Meron. It is known from the Roman era with many changes in the population ingredients. Now with 2,500 inh most of them Maronite Christians and the rest Muslims.
In my visit there were no flags on the city hall. I was told that in case of need a white flag with emblem (colour not known) is used. Flag only probable until confirmed. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1286, 30 June 1966.
Dov Gutterman, 13 November 2001
Local Council since 1963. The origin of the name is an ancient Jewish settlement from the era of the Jewish riot against the Romans. The name Gush Halav (Milk Block) is attributed either to the white chalk rocks of the area or to its milk producing past. The current village was established in the 18th Cent. by Lebanese Christians on the ruins of a former Druze village.
Dov Gutterman, 12 April 2005