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


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]

See also[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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