Bir Al-Maksur
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Bir Al-Maksur
Bir al-Maksur

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Hebrew transcription(s)
 o ISO 259Bir ?el-Makksur (Jara'zia)
 o Also spelledBir el-Maksur (official)
Beer al-Maksura (unofficial)
Bir al-Maksur, 2010
Bir al-Maksur, 2010
Bir al-Maksur is located in Northwest Israel
Bir al-Maksur
Bir al-Maksur
Coordinates: 32°46?38?N 35°13?15?E / 32.77722°N 35.22083°E / 32.77722; 35.22083Coordinates: 32°46?38?N 35°13?15?E / 32.77722°N 35.22083°E / 32.77722; 35.22083
Grid position170/242 PAL
 o TypeLocal council (from 1990)
 o Head of MunicipalityKhaled Hujerat
 o Total4,554 dunams (4.554 km2 or 1.758 sq mi)
 o Total9,317
 o Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Name meaningThe Broken Well

Bir al-Maksur or Beer el-Maksura (Arabic: ?‎; Hebrew: -) is an Arab Bedouin[2] local council in the Northern District of Israel located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-west of Nazareth. In 2018 its population was 9,317.[1] The villagers belong to the Arab el-Hujeirat Bedouin tribe, settled there in the 1950s.[]


Flint from the Mousterian culture, made with the Levallois technique, in addition to remains from Pre-Pottery Neolithic A and Pre-Pottery Neolithic B have been excavated here.[3][4]

Sherds from Iron age I, and possibly Iron age II have been found here.[2]

A burial cave, with ceramics and artefacts dating to the late Roman era, that is, third-fourth centuries CE, have been excavated here.[5]

In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine noted at Kh.el Maksur: "Heaps of stones."[6][7]

Notable residents

See also


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b Gal, 1992, p. 21
  3. ^ Malinski-Buller and Aladjem, 2011, Bir el-Maksur Preliminary Report
  4. ^ Yaroshevich, 2013, Bir el-Maksur Final Report
  5. ^ Zidan and Mitler, 2014, Bir el-Maksur
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 314
  7. ^ meaning: The ruin of the broken one, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 112


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