Jiryes Farhat to Suleiman Farhat, 25 May 1929
datasetposted on 27.03.2020, 14:53 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
The images are a digital reproduction of a handwritten letter and accompanying translation donated by Kathy Sa'ade Kenny.
In this letter Jiryes Farhat writes to his son, Suleiman Farhat, explaining the steps he has taken to change the ownership of their land in Ramallah into the Farhat children's names. Jiryes describes in detail the abundance of their land, including the amount of olive and fig trees they have, and his conviction that they will never give it up. At this stage Katrina Sa'ade and Suleiman Farhat were married and living in California, US. Issa Farhat scribes this message.
These images exist as part of the Katrina Sa'ade Letters collection within the Katrina Sa'ade project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.