Ein Qiniyye

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Not to be confused with Ein Qiniya.
Ein Qiniya
عين قنية
Ein Qiniyye
Ein Qiniyye
Ein Qiniya is located in the Golan Heights
Ein Qiniya
Ein Qiniya
Golan Heights on the map of Syria. Ein Qiniyye on the map of the Golan Heights.
Coordinates: 33°14′13″N 35°43′51″E / 33.23694°N 35.73083°E / 33.23694; 35.73083Coordinates: 33°14′13″N 35°43′51″E / 33.23694°N 35.73083°E / 33.23694; 35.73083
Country Golan Heights, (Internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel)
Israeli District North District
Israeli Subdistrict Golan
Syrian Governorate Quneitra Governorate
Syrian District Quneitra District
Population 1,900

Ein Qiniyye or 'Ayn Qunya (Arabic: عين قنية‎; Hebrew: עֵין קֻנִיֶּה) is a Druze[1] village in the southern foothills of Mount Hermon, 750 meters above sea level. It was granted local council status in 1982. Its inhabitants are mostly Syrian citizens with permanent residency status in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ein Qiniyye had a population of 1,900 in 2006.

It is one of the four remaining Druze-Syrian communities on the Israeli-occupied side of Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights, together with Majdal Shams, Mas'ade and Buq'ata. Geographically a distinction is made between the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, the boundary being marked by the Sa'ar Stream; however, administratively usually they are being lumped together. Ein Qiniyye and Majdal Shams are on the Hermon side of the boundary, thus sitting on limestone, while Buq'ata and Mas'ade are on the Golan side, characterised by black volcanic rock (basalt).

Some of the young people of the village used to study at Syrian universities, but at the end of 2012 a Druze cleric advised them against applying until the war was over.[2]


  1. ^ "The Druze Population of Israel" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 21 April 2005. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Syria war drives Druze students away

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