Mas'ade ( ar|مسعدة, he|מַסְעַדֶה) is a Druze
village in the northern Golan Heights
. It covers an area of , and in had a population of . It was given the status of a local council
in 1982. Its inhabitants are mostly Syria
n citizens and have permanent residency
. Since the adoption of the 1981 Golan Heights Law
, Mas'ade is under Israeli civil law, and is incorporated into the Israeli system of local councils.
Mas'ade is one of the four remaining Druze-Syrian communities on the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and on Mount Hermon, together with Majdal Shams
, Ein Qiniyye
. Geographically a distinction is made between the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon, the boundary being marked by the Sa'ar Stream; however, administratively they are usually lumped together. Mas'ade and Buq'ata are on the Golan side of the boundary and are characterized by black volcanic rock (basalt), while Majdal Shams and Ein Qiniyye are on the Hermon side, thus sitting on limestone.
Near Mas'ade are Lake Ram
and Odem Forest
Mas'ade is located at the intersection of Route 99
, which leads west to Kiryat Shmona
, and Route 98
, which leads north to Mount Hermon
and south to the Kinneret
(Sea of Galilee/Lake Tiberias).
Category:Towns in Quneitra Governorate
Category:Local councils in Northern District (Israel)
Category:Druze communities in Syria