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Kabul (Israel)

Majles El-Kabul El-Mahaly, Mo'atza Mekomit Kabul, Local Council of Kabul

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[Local Council of Cabul (Israel)] 2:3
image by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 4th November 1982

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Local Council Kabul is situated in the Western Lower Galilee Mountains, about 15 km SE of Acre. The village was established in the 13th century and became a Local Council in 1974. There is more than one explanation to the village name. The most popular is the name of type of soil. The Local Council has 7,500 inh., all of them Arabs. Mr. Abdallah Rian, Local Council Secretary, wrote me that the Local Council emblem was approved in the council meeting of 1 February 1978 and published in the Official Gazette (Reshumot) on 4 November 1982. It combines an olive tree and a vine, symbolizing the source of income to the village then and also the close connection to the land and the olive tree. The flag is of course unofficial.
Source: letter of 30 July 2001.
Dov Gutterman
, 22 August 2001

In my research of municipal flags legislation I was unable to find this emblem published in the official gazette (Rashumot).
Dov Gutterman
, 4 September 2001

The name "Kabul" appeared in the bible (Josua 19,27 and Kings A 15, 10-13) as a town in Asher tribe estate or the area of Acre valley. The most popular explanation for its name is a type of soil, but there are who think the it come from the Hebrew word gvul (border).
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Dov Gutterman, 15 April 2005