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Peqi'in (Buqei'a) (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Peqi'in, Majles Al-Buqei'a Al-Mahaly,

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[Local Council of Pqi'in / al-Buki'ah (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 25th April 1969

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Local Council Peqi'in (Buqei'a) is situated in the western Upper Galilee, 8 km SE to Ma'alot. The municipal flag is the national background with emblem and inscriptions in Hebrew (right) and Arabic (left). The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 1520, 25 April 1969.
Source: author's own observation, 8 October 2001; emblem on the Local Council's sign.
Dov Gutterman, 21 October 2001

The name Buqei'a (in Arabic: Little Valley) keeps the name of the ancient village of Beqa (or Peqa) known from the Roman era. According to local traditions, Moslems arrived to the village in the 11th century, Christians in the 12th Century and Druze in the 18th century. Jewish farmers were mentioned in source from 1522 and the name Peqi'in appeared for the first time in 1765. One Jewish family still live in the village. Local Council since 1958 with 4,800 inh. (77% Druze, 23% Christians)
Sources: <>, <>.
Dov Gutterman, 2 May 2005