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Qiryat Shemona (Israel)

Municipality of Qiryat Shemona, Iriyat Qiryat Shemona

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[Qiryat Shemona banner] image located by William Garrison, 29 March 2024

Banner with the new logo of Qiryat Shemona, the northernmost city of Israel. The purple letters show the city's name in Hebrew letters (The small lettering is not discernable). Also here we can assume that the flag has the same design, and that the colour of the background may vary (See Dov Gutterman's comment).
The photo above was taken on 21 March 2024 at a ceremony to commemorate the battle of Tel Hai in 1920 (Source with original photo) (Battle of Tel Hai: see Tel-Hai Trustees).
Martin Karner, 29 March 2024

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Former flag

[Municipality of Qiryat Shmona (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Coat-of-arms adopted 1st July 1976

Qiryat Shmona (meaning Town of Eight, named after the eight men who led by Yosef Trumpeldor were killed defending nearby Tel-Hai in 1920; see also Betar (Youth organization)) is the northernmost municipality (there are Local Councils further north) in Israel, situated in the Upper Galilee on Road 90. Founded in 1949, it has 21'500 inh.
During my visit I expected the multicolour flags which I remembered from previous ocasions. However this time only one background was to be seen, green with the emblem in blue, with an inscription below. The municipal emblem was first published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 845, 18 May 1961 for the then Local Council; after it became a municipality in 1974 the emblem was replaced, being published in the official gazette in YP 2233, 1 July 1976 – thus the first proclamation according to the current Act.
Sources: author's own observation, 18 September 2001; this webpage.
Dov Gutterman
, 27 September 2001

Qiryat Shemona was established on 1949 on the lands of the deserted Arab village Khalsa and was first named Qiryat Yoseph. It became Local Council in 1953 and municipality in 1974, a change that resulted a change in the emblem.
The Local Council emblem appear on a stamp issued on 2 February 1966.
Sources: [retrieved], [retrieved].
Dov Gutterman, 5 May 2005


[Municipality of Qiryat Shmona (Israel)] image by Dov Gutterman

Few days ago I saw a piece on TV about the local football team (won 2nd league championship) and there was a flag, but black on yellow.
Dov Gutterman, 19 June 2003