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Rahat (Israel)

Municipality of Rahat, Iriyat Rahat, Baladiyat Rahat

Last modified: 2007-07-14 by dov gutterman
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[Municipality of Rahat (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 4th July 1996

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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 Israel.
Rahat, was established un 1972 and became municipality in 1994. Pop: 35,200 (2003), all Bedouins.
Sources: <>, <>
Dov Gutterman, 5 May 2005

Simplified Flag

[Municipality of Rahat (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman