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West Kammana

Kammana (Arabic: الكمانه‎, Hebrew: כמאנה‎) is a Bedouin village in Misgav Regional Council in Israel. It is the result of the merger between Sawae'd (Kammana East) and Kamoon (Kammana West) and the new village consists of six main neighborhoods. It is located off Mount Kamon (Jabal Kamun) north of the Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics the village had a population 1,100 at the end of 2005.


Kammana was founded in the early 19th century when Negev Bedouins began to make permanent settlements in the Galilee. The Suweid tribe who were one of the first Bedouin tribes to settle in the region found an area atop Mount Kamon (Jabal Kamun) and they named it Kammana or "ambush". They, like most Arabs in the Galilee depended on agriculture for survival.

In 1963, Israeli authorities declared Kammana or Area 9 as a military training zone endangering inhabitants by stray bullets or mortar rounds. Two years later the village was declared "unrecognized" by the Israeli Ministry of Interior as a part of the Planning and Construction Law. In 1995 the Kammana was officially recognized by the State of Israel and merged into the Misgav Regional Council.

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Coordinates: 32°54′39.74″N 35°20′19.31″E / 32.9110389°N 35.3386972°E / 32.9110389; 35.3386972