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Hussniyya is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°54′2.48″N 35°19′21.17″E / 32.9006889°N 35.3225472°E / 32.9006889; 35.3225472Coordinates: 32°54′2.48″N 35°19′21.17″E / 32.9006889°N 35.3225472°E / 32.9006889; 35.3225472
District Northern
Council Misgav
Population (2015)[1] 651

Hussniyya (Arabic: حسينية‎‎; Hebrew: חוסנייה‎‎) is a Bedouin village in northern Israel. Located in the Galilee near Karmiel, it falls under the jurisdiction of Misgav Regional Council. In 2015 its population was 651.


The village was recognized by the state in 1996. Its inhabitants belong to the Swaid tribe.[2] The women of Hussniya offer guided tours of the area focusing on picking and cooking wild plants. Zahiya Swaid heads a group of women who attended a business development course and now earn a living from the age-old Bedouin tradition of foraging wild plants for food and medicinal purposes.[2]

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  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Pleasure Hunting / Herbal essence Haaretz, 2 January 2009

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