Rameh

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Rameh
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu רָמָה, ראמה
 • ISO 259 Ráma
 • An aw spelt Rame (official)
al-Rama (unoffeecial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic الرامه
Rameh is located in Israel
Rameh
Rameh
Coordinates: 32°56′21.3″N 35°22′1.61″E / 32.939250°N 35.3671139°E / 32.939250; 35.3671139
Destrict North
Foondit 17t Century
Government
 • Type Local cooncil (frae 2005)
Area
 • Total 6,118 dunams (6.118 km2 or 2.362 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,500

Rameh (Arabic: الرامة‎; Ebreu: רָמָה‎‎; also spelled ar-Rame or ar-Rama) is a local cooncil in the North Destrict o Israel. It is entirely populatit bi Arabs, o whom aroond 51% are Christian, 29% Druze, an a further 20% Muslim. The toun is locatit five kilometers east o the ceeties o Shaghur an Karmiel.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Edward Robinson identifees Rameh wi the auncient Ramah o Asher (Joshua 19,29), citin its location an auncient sarcophagi discovered on a hill ootside the veelage as evidence.[2] Rameh wis a major toun durin the rule o the Crusaders.

Accordin tae local tradition, the modren toun o Rameh wis foondit in the 17t century. It wis ane o the lairgest veelages in the Galilee durin the period o Ottoman Empire control. In 1923, Rameh became the first veelage in Palestine tae receive sel-govrenin status grantit bi the Breetish Mandate an haed the lairgest olive orchards in the aurie.[1] It was granted permission to self-govern through a village council.[3] It wis captured bi Haganah forces in 1948, becomin a pairt o Israel, an later achievin local cooncil status in 1954.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rame (Israel) Gutterman, Dov. CRW Flags.
  2. Robinson, Edward. (1856) Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1838-52 J. Murray: pp.64-65.
  3. Survey of Palestine Breetish Mandate o Palestine. Vol. 1, p.132.