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Bir al-Maksur or Beer el-Maksura ( Arabic: ?; Hebrew: -) is an Arab Bedouin 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. The villagers belong to the Arab el-Hujeirat Bedouin tribe, settled there in the 1950s. 
History 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.   Sherds from Iron age I, and possibly Iron age II have been found here. 
A burial cave, with ceramics and artefacts dating to the late
Roman era, that is, third-fourth centuries CE, have been excavated here. 
In 1881, the
Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine noted at Kh.el Maksur: "Heaps of stones."  
^ a b
"Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019 . Retrieved 2019.
^ a b Gal, 1992, p.
^ Malinski-Buller and Aladjem, 2011,
Bir el-Maksur Preliminary Report
^ Yaroshevich, 2013,
Bir el-Maksur Final Report
^ Zidan and Mitler, 2014,
^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p.
The ruin of the broken one, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 112
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