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Laqye (Israel)

Local Council of Laqye, Mo'atza Mekomit Laqye, Majles Mahaly Laqye

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[Local Council of Lakya (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3

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Local Council Laqye was previously part of the dissolved Regional Council Shoket. Situated on the Lehavim-Arad road in the North Negev region, north of Be'er Sheva, it was established in 1985 and has 7,000 inh., all Bedouins.
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. The Local Council uses this proposal as municipal emblem. The flag has been reported as white with emblem (the emblem itself could be a nice flag instead of placing it on white background). I guess there is also inscription in Arabic but I do not have the needed fonts. The flag is anyway probable pending confirmation.
Dov Gutterman
, 2 November 2001

In my visit at Laqye brand new city hall, there was no flag there. Therefore, the image above is still only probable.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2003

Laqye is situated 4 kms SE of Shoket junction on the side of road to Arad (road 31). It is 18 kms NE of Be'er Sheva. Recognized in 1985, Local Council since 1996. Most of its population come from two Bedouin tribes (El-Asad and El-Sana'a). Both tribes arrived to the region in the 18th Century after they were forced to leave their former region due to tribal war (other source say it was in 1940). Al-Sana'a tribe left the area in 1952 but return in 1975. The state took over lands in 1975 in order to establish the permanent residential area but only in 1985 (other source say 1990) it was declared as a permanent Bedouin community.
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Dov Gutterman, 23 April 2005