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Regional Council of Biqat Bet She'an (Israel)

Mo'atza Ezorit Biqat Bet She'an

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[Regional Council of Biqat Bet She'an (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 30th October 1958

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Regional Council Biqat Bet She'an (meaning Bet Shean Valley) is situated in the surroundings of the Local Council Bet She'an, on eastern Israel, along the Jordan River, south of Regional Council Emeq ha'Yarden and north of Regional Council Biq'at ha'Yarden. It was established 1949 and has 11,500 inhabitants in 22 settlements.

The unofficial flag has been reported as white with a blue emblem, but I would not be surprised to find it on other backgrounds too. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 631, 30 October 1958. Sources: this webpage and this webpage.

Dov Gutterman, 25 September 2001

Is that a pomegranate in the middle of the emblem? And what is the watch tower on the left?

Santiago Dotor, 26 September 2001

It is a pomegranate. The Bible mentions seven species which Israel was blessed with —wheat, barley, vine, fig, grenade, olive and palm— some of which appear in this emblem. As for the tower, I guess it is a remembrance to the Wall and Tower settlements of the British Mandate era.

Dov Gutterman, 26 September 2001