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Hura (Israel)

Local Council of Hura, Mo'atza Mekomit Hura, Majles Makhaly Hura

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[Local Council of Hora (Israel)]
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Local Council Hura is situated in the north Negev region, 13 km NE to Be'er Sheva. Founded in 1989, part of the nowadays dissolved Regional Council Shoket between 1991-1997 and an independent Local Council from 1996, managed by the Ministry of the Interior until first elections take place. Pop. 7,000, all Bedouins. A municipal emblem was proposed in 1997 but never officially published, though it is used by the Local Council. I have received reports that the flag is white with the emblem in an unknown colour. On the emblem I can tell a sun, ear of wheat and tents.
Dov Gutterman
, 1 November 2001

In my visit in Hura, I found out that the flag is indeed white and charged with the emblem in natural colors.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2003

Hura was established in February 1991 (in other source 1989) in order to give a residential solution for settled Bedouins in the Negev. It was part of the nowadays dissolved Regional Council Shoket and seperated from it and become a Local Council in 1996. First elections took place in 2000.
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Dov Gutterman, 15 April 2005