Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam

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Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew שִׁבְּלִי-אֻם אל-עַ'נַם
 • ISO 259 Šibbli - ʔumm ˀel-Ránem (Israeli pronunciation)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic الشبلي - أم الغنم
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Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam is located in Israel
Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam
Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam
Coordinates: 32°41′03″N 35°23′49″E / 32.68417°N 35.39694°E / 32.68417; 35.39694Coordinates: 32°41′03″N 35°23′49″E / 32.68417°N 35.39694°E / 32.68417; 35.39694
District Northern
Founded 1992
 • Type Local council (from 1992)
 • Total 2,879 dunams (2.879 km2 or 1.112 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,800

Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam (Arabic: الشبلي - أم الغنم‎, Hebrew: שִׁבְּלִי-אֻם אל-עַ'נַם) is an Arab town at the foot of Mount Tabor in Israel's North District. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam had a population of 4,800 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

The town was formed in 1992 as a result of a municipal merger of the villages of Shibli and Umm al-Ghanam.

Shibli High School is attended by 270 Arab students, many from underprivileged backgrounds. Special educational programs introduced at the school have boosted the Bagrut matriculation pass rate and percentage of graduates attending university.[2]

Hassan Saida of Shibli–Umm Al-Ghanam owns a collection of small cast lead books featuring what is believed to be the first-ever portrait of Jesus. The books are thought to have been created by followers of Jesus in the first decades after his crucifixion. The books, containing cryptic messages in Hebrew and ancient Greek, have been in Saida's family since they were found by his great-grandfather.[3]

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