Halima Batma from Battir discussing the Ottoman period and World War I
datasetposted on 21.08.2019, 07:26 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Bea Brown, Jacob Norris
Halima Batma (from Battir) interviewed by Isam al-Batma on 15 July 2005.
She discusses the following: the Ottoman period, Britain Mandate and Israeli occupation; injustice of Ottoman rule and how bad the year of the locusts was; British Mandate was very bad and resembled Israeli rule in many ways; how they hid Abd al-Qader al-Husseini when he was being hunted by the British during the Arab Revolt of 1936-39.
Original audio: cassette tape.
Transcript: word for word. In the original collection at Bethlehem University this cassette tape was categorised as File 22 of Box 5.
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.