Kafr Qasim

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Kafr Qasim
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu כַּפְר קָסִם, כפר קאסם
 • ISO 259 Kpar Qásim, Kpar Qáˀsem
 • An aw spelt Kafar Qasem (official)
Kufur Kassem (unoffeecial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic كفر قاسم
Monument in Kafr Qasim tae the victims o the massacre in 1956.
Kafr Qasim is located in Israel
Kafr Qasim
Kafr Qasim
Coordinates: 32°06′51″N 34°58′38″E / 32.11417°N 34.97722°E / 32.11417; 34.97722
Destrict Center
Foondit 19t century
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 2008)
 • Heid o Municipality Adel Badir
Area
 • Total 9,154 dunams (9.154 km2 or 3.534 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 18,700

Kafr Qasim (Arabic: كفر قاسم‎, also known as Kafr Qassem, Kufur Kassem, Kfar Kassem and Kafar Kassem), is a hill-top Israeli Arab ceety locatit aboot twinty kilometers east o Tel Aviv, near the Green Line separatin Israel an the Wast Bank, on the soothren portion o the "Little Triangle" o Arab-Israeli touns an veelages. The toun became notorious for the Kafr Qasim massacre, in which the Israel Border Polis killed 48 ceevilians on October 29, 1956. On Februar 12, 2008, the Israeli Meenister o the Interior declared Kafr Qasim a ceety in a ceremony held at the toun.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun's aurie wis populatit in auncient times, wi airchaeological ruins datin back tae Roman times. The modren toun wis foondit in the 17t century bi inhabitants o the nearbi veelage Mes'ha. In 1917, durin Warld War I, Kafr Qasim (thegither wi the rest o the aurie) wis captured frae the rulin Ottoman Empire bi the Breetish Airmy an wis later placed unner the Breetish Mandate o Palestine. Kafr Qasim is kent as the veelage whaur the Israeli military advances came tae a halt in the central pairt o Palestine durin the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In 1949, Israel annexed the toun in accordance wi the airmistice agreements, which endit the war.

Kafr Qasim became kent acause of the massacre that wis committit bi the Israel border polis (MAGAV) on October 29, 1956, durin which 49 ceevilians wur shot deid. This massacre remains an open wound atween the veelagers an rest o the Israeli society. In 1959, the toun wis grantit local cooncil status bi the Israeli Interior Meenistry

In recent years, the toun became kent as the place whaur Sheikh Abdullah Nimar Darwish stairtit the Islamic Movement. Israeli parliamentarian Sheikh Ibrahim Sarsur, a native o Kafr Qasim, served for a decade on the toun cooncil an heids the soothren faction o the Islamic Muivement o Israel syne 1999. In 2008, it wis annoonced that Kafr Qasim coud suin become a ceety.[1]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

At the time o the 1931 census, Kafr Qasim haed 241 occupee'd hooses an a population o 989 Muslims.[2]

Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics, the toun haed 18,100 mostly Muslim inhabitants at the end o 2007.[3] There are 936 females for ivery 1,000 males. The population increases at an annual rate o 2.7%.

The social-economic rank o the toun is relatively law (3 oot o 10). Anerlie 50.2% o 12t graders wur eligible for graduation (Bagrut) certificates in 2000. The average monthly wage in 2000 wis 3,633 NIS, as opposed tae the naitional average o 6,835 NIS at that time.

Fowk frae Kafr Qasim[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Majadele: New Arab city will bolster our sense of belonging
  2. E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 64. 
  3. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 32°06′54″N 34°58′30″E / 32.1151°N 34.9751°E / 32.1151; 34.9751