Documents of the Palestinian National Movement 1918-1939: From the Akram Zu‘aytir Papers


This is a unique compendium of 512 original documents, most of which are published for the first time, which together chronicle the Palestinian national struggle against the British occupation from 1918 to the end of the Arab Revolt in 1939. These documents literally constitute the archives of the first Palestinian Executive Committee and were entrusted to the care of the Palestinian leader, Akram Zu’aytir, who bequeathed them to the IPS.

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About the Author(s)

Born in Nablus in 1909, Akram ZU'AYTIR studied at both the American University of Beirut and the Law School in Jerusalem. He was an activist and a co-founder in the 1930s of the Palestinian branch of the Pan-Arab Istiqlal (Independence) party. Zu’aytir was imprisoned by the British and played a key role in organizing the Palestinian Great Rebellion (1936-1939) against British pro-Zionist policies.

Prepared by:Bayan Nuwayhid al-Hout

Bayan NUWAYHID Al-HOUT was born in Jerusalem. After the Palestinian dispossession (Nakba), her family moved to Amman and she was educated in Amman and Ramallah. At the end of the 1950s the family returned to its place of origin in Lebanon, and she completed her education there, receiving a Doctorat d’Etat in Political Science from the Lebanese University, where she went on to pursue a teaching career. She has published the following books (in Arabic): Political Institutions and the Political Leadership in Palestine 1917-1948 (1981), The Warrior Shaykh Izz al-Din al-Qassam in the History of Palestine (1987), Palestine: Cause, People, Civilization: Political History from the Canaanite Era to the Twentieth Century 1917 (1991), and (as editor): Memoirs of 'Ajaj Nuwayhid: Sixty Years in the Arab Caravan (1993).


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