Thursday, November 18, 2010

Arab Terrorists - 1936

Members of the Arab Higher Committee.

Front row from left to right: Ragheb Bey Nashashibi, chairman of the Defence Party, Haj Amin eff. el-Husseini, Grand Mufti; president of the Committee, Ahmed Hilmi Pasha, Gen. Manager of the Jerusalem Arab Bank, Abdul Latif Bey Es-Salah, chairman of the Arab National Party, Mr. Alfred Roke, influential land-owner.

The Mufti:


1 comment:

Morey Altman said...

Yes, a fine bunch of loyal, patriotic Palestinians. But, I wonder how many of them sold land to Jews?

Ragheb Bey Nashashibi: sold land on Mt. Scopus and offered to sell land in the village of Yalo but wanted too much money. At least three relatives (2 were members of the Arab executive sold land to Jews)

Haj Amin el-Husseini, Grand Mufti: didn't, but several relatives, including his father, did.

Ahmed Hilmi Pasha, No, and it was unlikely since he was a promotor of violence against Arabs that sold land to Jews and was probably involved in the murder of at least one Arab intermidiary (according to JNF records, 1945)

Abdul Latif Bey Es-Salah: not that I can discover, but that doesn't mean much. Pretty much every notable did, often through intermediaries.

Mr. Alfred Roke: a Jaffa Christian, sold land in Jabaliya jointly with the mufti of Jaffa, Tawfik el-Dajani to the Palestine Land Development Company (A Zionist group). His brother, Arthur, and nephew both sold land directly to the JNF.