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Deir Hanna (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Deir Hanna, Majles Mahaly Deir Hanna

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[Local Council of Dir Hanna (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 4th March 1990

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Local Council Deir Hanna is situated in Sah'nin Valley in the Lower Galilee, east to Arabe and about 10 km NW to Golani crossroads. Local Council from 1975 with 7,000 inh., 90% Muslims and 10% Christians. In my visit I spotted a white flag with blue emblem and inscriptions in both languages, flying over the brand new city hall. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 3748, 4 March 1990.
Source: author's own observation, 11 October 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 24 October 2001

According to the Christians in this village, the origin of the name is "Yo'hanan [John] Monastery (Deir, in Arabic, is Monastery). In the village there is a fort that built by Dahr Al-Omar, ruler of the Gallile in the 18th Century.
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Dov Gutterman, 13 April 2005