Lecture entitled “History of Jerusalem in the British Era” C3

Lecture entitled “History of Jerusalem in the British Era” C3

(Lecture video below)

British Mandate Policy in Jerusalem:


  • The opening of Jewish immigration in order to Judaize the city, After their number in the days of Cemal Pasha was 10,000 settlers, in 1922 they became approximately 33,000 settlers.


  • Economic, social and political support for the Jews.


  • Adopting a policy of appeasement and evasion to sow discord among the Palestinians themselves.


  • Facilitate the purchase of land and the construction of settlements.


  • Suppressing the Palestinian national movement and standing by the Jew on various occasions and events.


  • The establishment of the main institutions of the Zionist movement in Jerusalem, including the Hebrew University.


This council was initially formed to oversee Islamic affairs in Palestine and was headed by Haj Amin al-Husseini. This body thus became the impregnable bulwark of the leadership of the national movement until the end of the British Mandate. It has been recognized by many countries, including the Ottoman Empire, A headquarters was built near the Jaffa Gate. This structure continued to exist until 2007, when Israel completely demolished it.


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Arab and Palestinian revolutions



  • The Buraq revolution is one of the most important revolutions carried out by the Palestinians in contemporary history because of its dangerous dimensions on the Palestinian national project. The Western Wall is the western wall of the wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque towards the Mughrabi Gate. Jews consistently claim to have religious beliefs in it, They have continued throughout the previous ages in their attempts to control this place until they had it in the 1967 war when the Zionists demolished the Moroccan quarter to make an expansion in Al-Buraq Square, which the Zionists call the Western Wall. It is noteworthy that the Western Wall was and still is part of the Moroccan endowment, known as the Abu Madin Al-Ghouth Endowment.
  • This revolution resulted in the injury of 1000 people between martyrs and wounded, Most of them were injured by the British police, In addition, 23 Arabs were sentenced to life imprisonment and 187 varying sentences. Three martyrs were also executed in Acre prison: Mohammed Jamjoom, Fouad Hijazi and Atta al-Zeer.


  • Following these events, the British government sent a commission of inquiry headed by Sir Walter Shaw, which concluded that the wall belongs to Muslims and that the real cause of the revolution is the increase in immigration and settlement, and following this report, the British government issued the White Paper in 1930 to mitigate the Arab reaction.

Source: Jerusalem History Course at Al-Quds Open University

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