Ibrahim Rishmawi, aged 91 from Beit Sahour discussing the Ottoman period and World War I

Ibrahim Rishmawi (91 years old from Beit Sahour) interviewed by Manar al-Sous in 2006.

He discusses the following: British Mandate and the Arab Revolt of 1936-39; Balfour Declaration and the uprisings against British rule; development of conflict with Zionism; poverty of the people during the Arab Revolt and how his family suffered trying to harvest their fig trees near Jewish settlements; during the Revolt people used to go out to buy things and were protected along the road by the rebels.

Original audio recording: cassette tape.
Transcript: summary.
In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 17 of Box 18.

This fileset exists as part of the Ottoman Empire and World War I collection within the Bethlehem University Oral History project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.