Jisr az-Zarqa

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Jisr az-Zarqa

  • גִ'סְּר א-זַּרְקָא
  • جـِسـْر الزرقاء
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Ǧissr ˀa-Zárqaˀ
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Coordinates: 32°32′N 34°54′E / 32.533°N 34.900°E / 32.533; 34.900Coordinates: 32°32′N 34°54′E / 32.533°N 34.900°E / 32.533; 34.900
Destrict Haifa
Foondit1963
Govrenment
 • TeepLocal cooncil
Area
 • Total1.52 km2 (380 acres)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total11,100
 • Density7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Name meaninBridge over the Blue

Jisr az-Zarqa (Arabic: جِسْر الزَّرْقَاء‎, Ebreu: גִ'סְּר א-זַּרְקָא‬ lit. brig ower the blue) is an Israeli Arab toun on Israel's northren Mediterranean coastal plain. Locatit juist north o Caesarea athin the Haifa Destrict, it achievit local cooncil status in 1963. Accordin tae the Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS) the toun haed a population o 11,100 residents at the end o 2005. the name Jisr az-Zarqa is a reference tae Taninim Stream, which is kent in Arabic as the "Blue Stream." The mayor is Az-Adin Amash.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jisr az-Zarqa is the anerlie Arab toun in Israel locatit on the coast o the Mediterranean Sea (tho coastal touns such as Acre, Haifa, an Jaffa hae significant Arab populations). Ither Arab touns alang the coast wur depopulatit durin the 1948 Arab-Israeli War in Israeli militar affensives. Housomeivver, the intervention o Jews frae the neeborin touns o Zikhron Ya'akov an Binyamina, who relied on the population o Jisr az-Zarqa an nearbi Fureidis for agricultural labor, preventit the Israeli authorities frae dispersin the Arab population o the twa touns.[1]

In November 2002, the Caesarea Development Corporation constructit a lairge yirden embankment runnin the lenth o the 160 meter-wide corridor atween the veelage an neeboring Caesarea. The embankment wis biggit tae block oot noise frae the muezzin an celebratory gunfire,[2] and crack doun on frequent property thefts.[3] Residents o Jisr az-Zarqa claim that the naitional pairk in the north, the embankment tae the sooth, the heich-gate tae the east an the sea tae the wast, are keepin the toun frae expandin.[3]

The municipality o Jisr al Zarka is seekin tae promote environmental tourism tae the toun an its beachfront.[4]

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The indwallers o Jisr az-Zarqa are primarily Muslim. Thare hae been unverifeed reports o the existence o a sma commonty o idol worshipers or polytheists an aw, who are the stryndants o the auncient Canaanite an Philistine naitions.[5] The toun haes the lawest average monthly wage o ony locality in Israel at 3,800 New Israeli Sheqel (NIS), or a little ower 1,100 USD.[6] Accordin the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics, Jisr az-Zarqa haes the heichest heich schuil drop oot rates in the kintra at 12% an aw.[7][8]

A wumman frae the toun, Mariam Amash, applee'd for a new identity caird in Hadera in Februar 2008, uisin a birth document issued bi the Ottoman Empire that said she wis born in 1888. If verifee'd bi the Guinness Beuk o Warld Records, this wad hae made her the auldest livin body in the warld at 120.[9][10] Mariam passed awa on 22 Dizember 2012 at the age o 124.[11]

In 1998, the first multiple neer transplant in Israel teuk place atween a couple frae the veelage an a Jewish couple frae Jerusalem.[12]

Panoramic view o Jisr az-Zarqa

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

teepical sea-view street in Jisr
  1. Sacred Landscape: CHAPTER FIVE
  2. Caesarea
  3. 3.0 3.1 Long
  4. Forgotten Arab Israeli Town Gets Chance to Change Eco-Image
  5. The lost Palestinian Jews- August 20, 2009
  6. "Settlers earn double the minimum wage and more than the average wage". translated by AAD from <http://www.hagada.org.il/hagada/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3819>. 2006 24 August. Check date values in: |date= (help); freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  7. "Jisr al-Zarqa, J'lem, Eilat have highest high school dropout rates". Haaretz. 2006 8 September. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. "Equal opportunity? Not in our school". Haaretz. 2006 27 September. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. Patience, Martin (15 Februar 2008). "World's 'oldest' person in Israel". BBC News. BBC MMVII. Retrieved 12 Februar 2008.
  10. "120 year-old woman files for identity card". Ynetnews.com. 12 Februar 2008. Retrieved 12 Februar 2008.
  11. "Mariam Amash, possibly world's oldest person, dies age 124 (with video)". Ynetnews.com. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 12 Februar 2008.
  12. "An Israeli and an Arab showing the way". ArabicNews.com. 1998 13 May. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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