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Emblem adopted 4th July 1996
Rahat is situated in the North Negev, just north of Be'er Sheva. Established in 1972 and has
28,000 inh, all of them settled bedouins. Rahat in Arabic means
group of people living together. The unofficial flag is white
with the emblem. Sources: letter from city clerk Mr. Ali
Abu-el'Hasan, 28 August 2001.
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 4424, 4 July 1996 and replaced the Local Council Rahat emblem which had been published in YP 2831, 1 July 1982.
Dov Gutterman, 15 September 2001
I visited Rahat. The report from the municipality was correct
and the flag is indeed a natural colors on white, but there is
also simplified variant with all-black emblem.
Dov Gutterman, 19 June 2003
Rahat is the second Bedouin town in the Negev, and by
correcting planing and attitude mistakes that were made in
building the first one (Tel Sheva),
it was more successful and the first Bedouin municipality in
Rahat, was established un 1972 and became municipality in 1994. Pop: 35,200 (2003), all Bedouins.
Sources: <www.snunit.k12.il>, <lib.cet.ac.il>
Dov Gutterman, 5 May 2005
image by Dov Gutterman