Wadi Nisnas

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Street in Wadi Nisnas

Wadi Nisnas (Arabic: وادي النسناس‎) is an Arab neighborhood in the city of Haifa in northern Israel. Nisnas is the Arabic word for mongoose, an indigenous animal. The wadi has a population of about 8,000 inhabitants.[1]

Wadi Nisnas is the setting for the 1987 novel, Hatsotsrah ba-Vadi (Hebrew: "Trumpet in the Wadi") by Sami Michael. It centers around the love story between a young Israeli Arab woman and a new Jewish immigrant from Russia.

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  1. ^ Beit-Hagefen - Arab Jewish Center Yael Adar - Gems in Israel.

Coordinates: 32°48′58.67″N 34°59′46.65″E / 32.8162972°N 34.9962917°E / 32.8162972; 34.9962917