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HaGilboa (Israel)

Mo'atza Ezorit HaGilboa, Regional Council HaGilboa/The Gilboa

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[Regional Council of Gilboa (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 30th October 1958

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Regional Council HaGilboa is situated between Afula and Bet She'an , on the northern side of Mount Gilboa. Est. 1949. Pop. 21,000 in 31 settlements (first settlement in 1921). The unofficial municipal flag is light blue with black emblem and no inscription. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 631, 30 October 1958.
Sources: author's own observation, 2 October 2001.
Dov Gutterman
, 13 October 2001

Mrs. Anat Mor, Regional Council spokeswoman sent me the emblem and wrote to me 30 October 2001 as follows:

  1. Regional Council HaGilboa has no official flag authorised by the authority's council and published according to the Emblems Protection Act [correct about the flag, but the emblem is official].
  2. Therefore, the Regional Council tends to use the council emblem by printing it [actually in black] in the centre of fabric [actually blue one] in case of need.

Dov Gutterman, 13 November 2001

The council now have pop. of 22,000 (2003) in 33 settlements with two more in planing.. The area is known from the bible. The Judges Gideon and Deborah fought here and King Shaul and his son Yehonatan were killed here.
The first settlement founded in 1921 as tent camp at Ma'ayan Harod (Harod Spring) later to become Kibbutz Ein Harod, followed two monthes later by Kibbutz Tel Yosef.
Most of Mount Gilboa itself is a nature reserve.
Sources: <>, <>.
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 2005