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Kuseife (Israel)

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

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

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Local Council Kuseife is a Bedouin town situated in the North Negev region, 13 km east of Arad. Est. 1982, it became a Local Council in 1996 after the dissolvement of Regional Council Mashosh. Pop. 6,000, all Bedouins.
The flag has been reported as white with emblem. The municipal emblem has not been published in the official gazette (Rashumot) and is thus unofficial. Publication process was initiated in 5 June 2000 but never completed. The Local Council uses this proposal as municipal emblem.
Dov Gutterman
, 3 November 2001

In my visit, I was able to confirm the report, Note that the inscriptions in the image are a bit different from its actual position on the flag.
Dov Gutterman, 20 June 2003

Kuseife was established in 1982 in order to give residential solution to Bedouins that were evacuated from the area of Tel Malkhata (Tel El-Malakh) due of the building of an airport (Nevatim AFB) in this site. Pop 8,400 (2003) all Moslems Bedouins, with few thousands more at the outskirt of this Local Council. in "unrecognized" settlements.
The white flag charged with the emblem can be vaguely seen on the city hall (same one that I visit) here.
Sources: <>, <>.
Dov Gutterman, 21 April 2005