Umm al-Qutuf

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Umm al-Qutuf
אֻם אל-קֻטוּף, אום אל-קוטוף
أمّ القـُطـُف
Umm al-Qutuf is located in Israel
Umm al-Qutuf
Umm al-Qutuf
Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°04′E / 32.467°N 35.067°E / 32.467; 35.067Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°04′E / 32.467°N 35.067°E / 32.467; 35.067
Council Menashe
Region Samarian foothills
Population (2012) 998[1]
Name meaning "The ruin with the St. John's-worts"[2]

Umm al-Qutuf (Arabic: أمّ القـُطـُف‎; Hebrew: אֻם אל-קֻטוּף) is an Israeli-Arab village in the Menashe Regional Council. It is located in the triangle.

A panoramic view from west on Umm al-Qutuf (center) and Barta'a (right); the village on the far hill on the left is Qazir

History[edit]

In 1882, during the late Ottoman era, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found at Kh. Umm el Kutuf only "ruined walls."[3]

Price-tag attacks[edit]

In May 2013, three cars were set on fire and the local mosque was desecrated, in an apparent price tag attack for the Tapuah Junction stabbing.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 150
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 64
  4. ^ Wadi Ara: Mosque desecrated; 3 cars set on fire, 05.14.13, Ynet
  5. ^ Mosque in Israeli-Arab village vandalized in ‘price tag’ attack, May 14, 2013, JTA

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