|• Hebrew||חֻרְפֵישׁ, חורפיש|
|• ISO 259||Ḥurp̄eiš|
|• Type||Local council (from 1967)|
|• Total||4,229 dunams (4.229 km2 or 1.633 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Briar thorn|
Hurfeish was declared a local council in 1967. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) it had a total population of 5,200 in 2006, with a growth rate of 1.9%. The majority of residents are Druze, with a small number of Christians and Muslims. A large percentage of the population are police and army officers, serving with the Israel Police and the Israel Defense Forces.