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Kafar Qasem (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Kafar Qasem, Majles Kafar Qasem El-Mahaly

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[Local Council of Kfar Kasem (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 10 January 1991

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Local Council Kafar Qasem is situated on the border between the Sharon and Samaria Mounts regions, 8 km NE to Petah Tikva . Est. about 300 years ago and a Local Council since 1959. The unofficial flag is white with the emblem in natural colours. Unfortunately I only have a BW emblem for the above image. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 3833, 10 January 1991.
Dov Gutterman
, 29 October 2001

The origin of the name Kefar Qasem is uknown. Some connect it to the ancient Samaritan village Kefar Qesem. The current village was established in early 19th Century. According to the cease-fire agreements with Jordan (1949), it was transferred to Israel. The village hit the headlines in 29 October 1956, when 43 of its inhabitants that didn't knew about a curfew that was imposed on the village due to 1956 Sinai war, were killed by Border Guard troops. At the trial that was followed, the court convicted the battalion commander and other troops as followers of illegal order and they were sentence to imprisonment. Kafar Qasem is also the birthplace of the Israeli Islamic movement in the 1970'.
Sources: <>, <>.
Dov Gutterman, 23 April 2005