Interview with Aḥmad Jabr Rifāʻī مقابلة مع أحمد جبر رفاعي

American University of Beirut Palestinian Oral History Archives
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00:00:00 - Political conditions and community life in Pre-Nakba Palestine

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Partial Transcript: Significant Figures: ‘Izz al-Dīn, Kāmil (School principal).

Landmarks - Lakes, River: ‘Ayn Bustān (Water resource).

Landmarks - Lakes, River: Maghārat al-Ṣiddīq (Cave).

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Keywords: Agricultural income; Agricultural products; Antiquities; Arab Revolt, 1936-1939; British colonialism; British-Jewish relations; Caves; Dwellings; Education; Elementary schools; Family structure; Farmers; Firʻim (Palestine); Food; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Home demolition; Intervillage relations; Jewish immigrants; Jewish immigration; Jewish settlements; Living conditions; Minorities; Palestinian-Jewish relations; Population; Religious belief; Religious practices; Safad (Palestine); Settler colonialism; Sports; Sūq; Teachers; Wedding Customs

00:22:12 - Political turmoil, Zionist terrorism and expulsion from Palestine

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Partial Transcript: Significant Figures: ‘Uthmān, Maḥmūd (Revolutionary leader).

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Keywords: Aerial bombing; Antiques; Arab Revolt, 1936-1939; Arab Salvation Army; Assault; Attempt at return; Border crossing; British Mandate of Palestine, 1922-1948; Civil rights; Crimes against humanity; Demolition; Displacement; Evacuation orders; Explosions; Firʻim (Palestine); House keys; Mass graves; Mass murder; Mayors; Military withdrawal; Mines; Passing on memories; Refugee experience; Resistance; Routes; Seeking refuge; Skirmishes; Smuggling; Terrorism; Vandalism; Victims; Violation of humanitarian law; Zionist Invasion of Palestine, 1948; Ṣalḥah Massacre, 1948