Last modified: 2007-06-30 by dov gutterman
Keywords: kaokab abu al-hija | abu al-hija | mo'atza mekomit kaokab abu al-hija | majles kaokab abu al-hija al-makhaly | star (black) | wreath (black) | scroll (hebrew) | text: arabic (black) |
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Local Council Kaokab Abu Al-Hija (meaning Abu Al-Hija's star in Arabic) is situated in the Lower Galilee on Mount Atzmon, and is a Muslim village of the Abu el-Hija family. In my visit there were no flags on the brand new city hall. Flag was reported as white with emblem (colour not specified; I drew it black but it is probably blue or green). This information needs further confirmation so the flag is only probable. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 3990, 2 September 1992.
Dov Gutterman, 30 October 2001
Kaokab Abu Al-Hija (usually refered to as just Kaokab) is a local council since 1984 with population of 2,600 (2003),
Kaokab means "star" - hence the star on the emblem.
It probably kept the name of an ancient Jewish community named Kokhav or Kokhva.
Sources: <www.kipa.co.il>, <www.alternativ.co.il>, <www.vaada-misgav.org.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 22 April 2005
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 2 September 1992