Ibrahim Rishmawi, aged 91 from Beit Sahour 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
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.
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.