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Buq'ata (Israel, Golan Heights)

Mo'atza Mekomit Buq'ata, Majles Buq'ata El-Mahaly

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[Local Council of Buk'ata (Israel, Golan Heights Occupied Territories)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 12th November 1995

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This is one of the villages in the Golan Heights, an area of Syria occupied by Israel since 1967 and unilaterally annexed in 1981. Under Israeli law and de facto, the Golan Heights are part of Israel. International law and the United Nations still recognize the Golan Heights as part of Syria.


Local Council Buq'ata is situated in the Golan Heights. The village was founded in 1870 and got 4,500 inh., all Druze. I was notified by the local council that the municipal flag is white with emblem. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 4348, 12 November 1995.
Source: letter from Local Council Buq'ata, 16 September 2001; this website.
Dov Gutterman
, 4 October 2001

Buq'ata is situated in a plain surrounded by mountains and therefore it looked to its founders as situated in a valley (in Arabic: Baq'a'a) hence its name. It is situated on the feet of the former volcanic Mount Hermonit. In the area there many apple plants, hence the apple at the emblem. Local Council since 1982
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Dov Gutterman, 9 April 2005