Jadeidi-Makr

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Jadeidi-Makr
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew גֻ'דֵידָה-מַכְּר, Judeida-Makr
 • ISO 259 Ǧudéida - Makkr
 • Also spelled Judeidi-Maker (official)
Makr-Jadeidi (unofficial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic مكر جديده
Entrance to Jadeidi-Makr
Entrance to Jadeidi-Makr
Jadeidi-Makr is located in Israel
Jadeidi-Makr
Jadeidi-Makr
Coordinates: 32°56′0.14″N 35°8′28.73″E / 32.9333722°N 35.1413139°E / 32.9333722; 35.1413139Coordinates: 32°56′0.14″N 35°8′28.73″E / 32.9333722°N 35.1413139°E / 32.9333722; 35.1413139
District Northern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1990)
Area
 • Total 8,974 dunams (8.974 km2 or 3.465 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 18,200
Name meaning New One and Headquarters

Jadeidi-Makr or Makr-Jadeidi (Hebrew: גֻ'דֵידָה-מַכְּר; Arabic: مكر جديده‎) is an Arab local council formed by the merger of the two Arab towns of Makr and Jadeidi in 1990. It is located a few kilometers east of the city of Acre in the North District.

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2008 the local council had a population of 18,200[1] and is 90% Muslim with a Christian minority of 10%.[2]

The town of Jadeidi translates as the "new one" and Makr translates as "headquarters". The latter is named such since it was used a headquarters for the Roman army during their siege of Acre.[2]

Under the names Makr Harsin and al Hudeidah, Makr and Jadeidi were mentioned as part of the domain of the Crusaders during the hudna between the Crusaders based in Acre and the Mamluk sultan al-Mansur (Qalawun) declared in 1283.[3] However, it is also possible that Makr Harsin in the original text referred to separate locations Makr and Harsini, the latter unidentified.[3]

Al-Makr was captured by the Israeli army during the first part of Operation Dekel, 8-14 July 1948,[4] and remained under Martial Law until 1966.

Mahmoud Darwish's family, who originated from the destroyed Arab village of al-Birwa, live in the town and Darwish was educated and raised there.[5]

Sports and culture[edit]

The town's main football team, Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi F.C., will start the 2011-12 season in the Israeli Liga Gimel (Israeli Fifth Division).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b Judeide-Maker Gutterman, Dov. CRW Flags.
  3. ^ a b Dan Barag (1979). "A new source concerning the ultimate borders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem". Israel Exploration Journal 29: 197–217. 
  4. ^ Morris, Benny (1987) The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-33028-9. p.198
  5. ^ Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish to be laid to rest in Ramallah Bar'el, Zvi. Haaretz. 2008-08-11.

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