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Coat-of-arms adopted 30th June 1966
Regional Council HaGalil HaTahton (meaning Lower Galilee)
is situated in the east side of the Lower Galilee, northeast of Afula and southwest of Tveria (Tiberias). City hall is in
Kaduri Centre near Ilaniya and Kefar
Tabor. Est. 1951, pop. 8,500.
The unofficial flag was reported as white with the municipal emblem. However when I visited the R.C. I found the flag was yellow with black emblem. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 1286, 30 June 1966.
Source: author's own observation, 2 October 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 18 September and 21 October 2001
It seems that the Regional Council HaGalil HaTakhton uses now
only green on yellow as its flag.
Source: author's own observation
Dov Gutterman, 22 July 2003
This Regional Council govern 17 settlements (Bet Keshet, Bet
Rimon, Lavi, Ilaniya (Est 1899), Sharona, Arbel, HaZoreim, Kefar
Hitim, Masad, Mitzpe Netofa, Giv'at Avni, Hoda'yot, Kefar Zeytim,
Kefar Kish, Mitzpe, Sde Ilan and Shadmot Devorah)
Ilaniya (Ilan means tree) , the first settlement in the area (est in 1899 as an education farm, In 1902 ten of the graduates established the colony nearby) took its name from the former Arabic name Sejera (feminine of tree), hence the oak tree on the emblem. This kind of oak is called Alon HaTabor (Oak of the Tabor) representing also Mount Tabor which is in its jurisdiction.
Sources: <www.galil-net.org.il>, <www.glt.org.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 2006
image by Dov Gutterman