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Emblem adopted 13th February 1975
Al-Tira (meaning fort on hill in Arabic) is situated
in the Sharon region, 7 km north to Kfar Saba. It is built on
hills, including the highest hill in the shore plain. Founded
about 400 years ago. Local council from 1952, municipality from
1991. Pop. 18,000, most of them Muslims. Mr. Wasim Kasem,
municipality general manager, notified me that the municipal flag
is emblem on white. The municipal emblem was published in the
official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 2089,
13 February 1975, the last one according to the previous
legislation, for the then Local Council Al-Tira.
Sources: letter from Mr. Wasim Kasem, municipality general manager, 2 October 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 16 October 2001
The official name is Tire. However, the locals use the name
Al-Tira as also seen in the emblem.
Emblem show a mosque, a tree and a book. Meaning of the name is a defendable site on an hill (in Hebrew, Tira is a Castle, so probably same meaning eventually).
Dov Gutterman, 20 Apeil 2005