Adaisseh

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Adaisseh
العديسة
Village
Adaisseh
Adaisseh
Map showing the location of Adaisseh within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Adaisseh within Lebanon
Adaisseh
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°15′15″N 35°32′33″E / 33.25417°N 35.54250°E / 33.25417; 35.54250Coordinates: 33°15′15″N 35°32′33″E / 33.25417°N 35.54250°E / 33.25417; 35.54250
Grid position 201/295 PAL
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Nabatieh Governorate
District Marjeyoun District
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Dialing code +961

Adaisseh (Arabic: العديسة‎‎ / BGN: Aadaïssé / ISO 233: Al `Udaysah; also Adessé; Odeissé and other spellings) is a village in South Lebanon. It is located close to the Blue Line border with Israel, near the Israeli kibbutz Misgav Am.[1]

Name[edit]

According to E. H. Palmer, the name Odeithat et Tahta means "the lower ’Odeitha".[2]

History[edit]

Just north of Adaisseh is the place, formerly called 'Odeitha el Foka. In 1875, Victor Guérin described it as "an elevated plateau crowned with the ruins of a small fort of rectangular form, measuring forty paces long by thirty broad. It is in rubble work, with an external casing of regular stones of small size, and is divided in the interior into several compartments."[3] In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found here: "A ruined Saracenic building with one cistern."[4]

In 1881, SWP found at the village (which it called Odeitha et Tahtâ) "Cisterns and several lintels.""[4] It further described it as "A village, built of stone, containing about 250 Metawileh, situated in valley surrounded by arable land. A market is held here one day each week. Water supply from spring in village, spring near, and several cisterns."[5]

Modern era[edit]

The village was the site of the 2010 Adaisseh incident, when Israeli and Lebanese forces engaged in cross-border combat. Some Israeli shells hit the village during the fighting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Israel returns fire, four Lebanese reported dead," Haaretz, August 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 31
  3. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 271; as given in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 137
  4. ^ a b Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 137
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 89

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