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Rameh (Arabic: الرامة‎; Hebrew: רָמָה‎; also spelled ar-Rame or ar-Rama) is a local council in the North District of Israel. It is entirely made up of Arabs and has a mostly Christian (51%) and Druze (29%) population as well as a smaller Muslim minority of 20%. It is located a five kilometers east of the cities of Shaghur and Karmiel.[1]

History

Edward Robinson identifies Rameh with the ancient Ramah of Asher (Joshua 19,29), citing its location and ancient sarcophagi discovered on a hill outside of the village as evidence.[2] Rameh was a major town during the rule of the Crusaders.

The modern town of Rameh was founded in the 17th century according to local tradition. It was one of the largest villages in the Galilee during that period while it was under the control of the Ottoman Empire. In 1923, Rameh became the first village in Palestine to receive self-governing status granted by the British Mandate and had the largest olive orchards in the area.[1] It was granted permission to self-govern through a village council.[3] It was captured by Haganah forces in 1948, becoming a part of Israel, and later achieving local council status in 1954.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rame (Israel) Gutterman, Dov. CRW Flags.
  2. Robinson, Edward. (1856) Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1838-52 J. Murray: pp.64-65.
  3. Survey of Palestine British Mandate of Palestine. Vol. 1, p.132.
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