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Adaisseh

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Grid position  201/295 PAL
Governorate  Nabatieh Governorate
Elevation  700 m (2,300 ft)
Area code  +961
Country  Lebanon
District  Marjeyoun District
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Adaisseh

Adaisseh (Arabic: العديسة‎‎ / BGN: Aadaïssé / ISO 233: Al `Udaysah; also Adessé; Odeissé and other spellings) is a village in South Lebanon. It is located close to the Blue Line border with Israel, near the Israeli kibbutz Misgav Am.

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Map of Aadaysit Marjaayoun, Lebanon

Name

According to E. H. Palmer, the name Odeithat et Tahta means "the lower ’Odeitha".

History

Just north of Adaisseh is the place, formerly called 'Odeitha el Foka. In 1875, Victor Guérin described it as "an elevated plateau crowned with the ruins of a small fort of rectangular form, measuring forty paces long by thirty broad. It is in rubble work, with an external casing of regular stones of small size, and is divided in the interior into several compartments." In 1881, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found here: "A ruined Saracenic building with one cistern."

In 1881, SWP found at the village (which it called Odeitha et Tahtâ) "Cisterns and several lintels."" It further described it as "A village, built of stone, containing about 250 Metawileh, situated in valley surrounded by arable land. A market is held here one day each week. Water supply from spring in village, spring near, and several cisterns."

Modern era

The village was the site of the 2010 Adaisseh incident, when Israeli and Lebanese forces engaged in cross-border combat. Some Israeli shells hit the village during the fighting.

References

Adaisseh Wikipedia


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