Kafr Qasim

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Kafr Qasim

  • כַּפְר קָסִם, כפר קאסם
  • كفر قاسم
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Kpar Qásim, Kpar Qáˀsem
 • An aa spelledKafar Qasem (offeecial)
Kufur Kassem (unoffeecial)
Monument in Kafr Qasim tae the victims o the massacre in 1956.
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; 34.97722Coordinates: 32°06′51″N 34°58′38″E / 32.11417°N 34.97722°E / 32.11417; 34.97722
Foondit19t century
 • TeepCeety (frae 2008)
 • MayorAdel Badir
 • Total9.154 km2 (3.534 sq mi)
 • Total21,848
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)

Kafr Qasim (Arabic: كفر قاسم‎, cried Kafr Qassem, Kufur Kassem, Kfar Kassem an Kafar Kassem an aa), 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 indwallers 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 o 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 acome a ceety.[2]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

At the time o the 1931 census, Kafr Qasim haed 241 occupee'd hooses an a population o 989 Muslims.[3]

Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics, the toun haed 18,100 maistly Muslim indwallers at the end o 2007.[4] Thare 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.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. "Majadele: New Arab city will bolster our sense of belonging". Archived frae the original on 10 Februar 2010. Retrieved 23 Mey 2011.
  3. E. Mills, ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. p. 64.
  4. "Table 3 – Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 30 Juin 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.

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