Umm al-Qutuf

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Umm al-Qutuf
אֻם אל-קֻטוּף, אום אל-קוטוף
أمّ القـُطـُف
Umm al-Qutuf.jpg
Umm al-Qutuf is located in Israel
Umm al-Qutuf
Umm al-Qutuf
Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°04′E / 32.467°N 35.067°E / 32.467; 35.067Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°04′E / 32.467°N 35.067°E / 32.467; 35.067
Grid position 155/208 PAL
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Population (2016)[1] 1,052
Name meaning "The ruin with the St. John's-worts"[2]

Umm al-Qutuf (Arabic: أمّ القـُطـُف‎; Hebrew: אֻם אל-קֻטוּף‬) is an Arab village in northern Israel. Located in the triangle, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,052.[1]


Pottery remains from the Hellenistic,[3] Roman,[3][4] and Byzantine eras have been found here,[3][4][5] as have pottery remains from the early Muslim and the Middle Ages.[3]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1882, during the late Ottoman era, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found at Kh. Umm el Kutuf only "ruined walls."[6]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Kherbet Umm al-Qatuf had a population of 11 Muslims.[7]

A panoramic view from west on Umm al-Qutuf (center) and Barta'a (right); the village on the far hill on the left is Qazir

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 150
  3. ^ a b c d Zertal, 2016, p. 163
  4. ^ a b Haddad, 2012, Umm el-Qutuf
  5. ^ Dauphin, 19918, p. 750
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 64
  7. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Jenin, p. 30


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