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Qiryat Mal'akhi (or Kiryat Mal'akhi, literally meaning town of my angel and the name of a prophet) is situated near a major road cross (Zomet A'him (meaning 'Brothers Cross' but better known by its previous Arabic name, Kastina Cross) of roads 3 (Ashqelon-Jerusalem ) and 40 (main road to Be'er Sheva ), 59 km north to Be'er Sheva. It belongs to South District, Ashqelon Sub-District. Established in 1950 as temporary new immigrants settlement named Kastina and renamed in 1952 to its current name. It appeared as Local Council in the 1993 map, but was later upgraded to rank of municipality.
I spotted unofficial flags with the emblem in natural colours on white, black emblem on yellow and blue emblem on light blue. There could be other variants too. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 792, 21 September 1960, for the then Local Council.
Sources: author's own observation, 29 September 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 13 October 2001
The name of Qiriat Mal'akhi was inspired by Los Angeles, California (U.S.) as tribute to its aid to Israel. Municipality since 1998.
The municipal website present a new flag with national background, so it seems that Qiryat Mal'akhi decided to replace its multicolor flags with a new design.
Dov Gutterman, 3 May 2005 and 8 July 2007
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