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District North
Government Local council
Hebrew פַסּוּטָה
Population 2,900 (2005)
Founded in 1965

Fassuta is an Israeli Arab town governed by a local council in the Northern District of Israel, south of the Lebanese border, on the northwestern slopes of Mount Meron.[1]

Fassuta was built on the ruins of the Crusader castle of Fassove, which was built on the ruins of Mifshata, a Jewish village established after destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.[2]

In 2005, the population of Fassuta was 2,900 residents, with an annual population growth rate of 0.9%. Most of the inhabitants are Arab Christians. The proportion of high school students who achieve a passing grade at the matriculation exams is 60.5% (2000). In 2000, the mean income was NIS 3,748, compared to a national average of NIS 6,835.

The Mar Elias church in Fassuta celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. The church is named after Elias, the village's patron saint. A large statue of Mar Elias stands in the central square.[1]

Notable people from Fassuta

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