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Map showing the location of Odaisseh within Lebanon
Map showing the location of Odaisseh within Lebanon
Location within Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°15′15″N 35°32′33″E / 33.25417°N 35.54250°E / 33.25417; 35.54250
Grid position201/295 PAL
Country Lebanon
GovernorateNabatieh Governorate
DistrictMarjeyoun District
700 m (2,300 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code+961

Odaisseh (Arabic: العديسة / BGN: Aadaïssé / ISO 233: Al `Udaysah; also Adaisseh, Adessé, Odeissé and other spellings) is a village in South Lebanon.[1] It is located close to the Blue Line border with Israel, opposite the Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am.[2]


According to E. H. Palmer, the name Odeithat et Tahta means "the lower ’Odeitha".[3]

Sign in Odaisseh, overlooking Israel


Ottoman period

Just north of Odaisseh is a 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."[4] In 1881, the PEF's Survey of Western Palestine (SWP) found here: "A ruined Saracenic building with one cistern."[5]

In 1881, SWP found at the village (which it called Odeitha et Tahtâ) "cisterns and several lintels."[5] 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."[6]

21st century

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

The Lebanese village of Odaisseh as seen from Israel

Notable people


  1. ^ "الرئيسية". Odaisseh. Retrieved 2022-11-14.
  2. ^ "Israel returns fire, four Lebanese reported dead," Haaretz, August 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 31
  4. ^ Guérin, 1880, p. 271; as given in Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 137
  5. ^ a b Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 137
  6. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p. 89
  7. ^ "Hussein Amine - Soccer player profile & career statistics - Global Sports Archive". Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  8. ^ "Hussein Monzer - Soccer player profile & career statistics - Global Sports Archive". Retrieved 2020-11-23.


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