|Country||Golan Heights, (Internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel)|
|Israeli District||North District|
|Syrian Governorate||Quneitra Governorate|
|Syrian District||Quneitra District|
Ein Qiniyye or 'Ayn Qunya (Arabic: عين قنية; Hebrew: עֵין קֻנִיֶּה) is a Druze village in the southern foothills of Mount Hermon, 750 meters above sea level. It was granted local council status in 1982. Its inhabitants are mostly Syrian citizens with permanent residency status in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ein Qiniyye had a population of 1,900 in 2006.
It is one of the four remaining Druze-Syrian communities on the Israeli-occupied side of Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights, together with Majdal Shams, Mas'ade and Buq'ata. Geographically a distinction is made between the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, the boundary being marked by the Sa'ar Stream; however, administratively usually they are being lumped together.
Some of the young people of the village used to study at Syrian universities, but at the end of 2012 a Druze cleric advised them against applying until the war was over. According to a resident of Ein Qiniyye, in March 2011 his relatives in Syria still believed that the anti-government protests are backed by the United States and Israel, and wanted Assad to remain in power.
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