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Local Council Kafar Yasif is situated in Western Galilee, 10 km NE of Acre. A Local Council since 1925 with 7,500 inh. (christians, muslims and druze). In my visit there was no flag in the village. In further communication I was told that in case of need an emblem on white background is used. The flag is probable pending confirmation.
The municipal emblem has not been published in the official gazette (Rashumot) and is thus unofficial. Publication process was initiated in 1997 but never completed.
Dov Gutterman, 2 November 2001
I visited it few times more and yet to see a flag. This 8,000 souls village (57% Christian, 40% Moslems and the rest are mainly Druze) is touching Abu-Sinan (and you can't tell when one ends and the other starts) and both are crossed by road 70. It has a long history and it was one of the first local councils that were regulated during the Mandate era (local council since 1925).
Until the 19th Century there was also a Jewish community and a Jewish cemetery (which still exist and considered "holy site" today) which was used also by Jews from Acre (in that era, Acre wasn't considered as part of Israel-land, while Kafar Yasif did).
In February 1939, half of the village was burned by the British Army as a retaliation to an attack on British soldiers. A year after, it was found out that the attackers didn't came from Kafar Yasif, and the village was compensated by the Mandate government which brought to the construction of a new city hall and school, both exist and used until today.
Dov Gutterman, 23 April 2005