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For the river of this name, see Sajur River.
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew סָג'וּר, סאג'ור
 • ISO 259 Saǧur
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic ساجور
Sajur is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°55′53.94″N 35°19′10.51″E / 32.9316500°N 35.3195861°E / 32.9316500; 35.3195861Coordinates: 32°55′53.94″N 35°19′10.51″E / 32.9316500°N 35.3195861°E / 32.9316500; 35.3195861
District Northern
 • Type Local council
 • Total 3,296 dunams (3.296 km2 or 1.273 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,600

Sajur (Hebrew: סָג'וּר; Arabic: ساجور‎) is an Druze town (local council) in the Galilee region of northern Israel, with an area of 3,000 dunams (3 km²). It achieved recognition as an independent local council in 1992. In 2006, the population was 3,600, with an annual growth rate of 2%. Its inhabitants are predominantly members of the Druze community.


According to Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a low ranking (3 out of 10) on the country's socioeconomic index (December 2001). The average salary that year was NIS 3,531 per month, whereas the national average was NIS 6,835.


A salvage dig in January 2002 on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority excavated a tomb with 13 loculi that dated to the Roman–Byzantine periods, a tomb with eight or nine loculi dating to the end of the second century CE and a small tomb with a single room dating to the first–second centuries CE. The presence of many finds at the bottom of the stratigraphic sequence is evidence of Iron Age occupation at Sajur. [1]


According to Jewish tradition, the tombs of Ishmael ben Elisha ha-Kohen and Simeon Shezuri are located in Sajur.[2]


  1. ^ Barbe, 2006, Sajur
  2. ^ Hadad, David. (2007), Ma'aseh Avos. Feldheim Publishers. p. 211 and p. 496. ISBN 1583309632


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