Interview with Aḥmad Khalīl Ḥusayn مقابلة مع أحمد خليل حسين

American University of Beirut Palestinian Oral History Archives
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00:00:00 - Childhood and education

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Partial Transcript: Significant Figures: Abū Shaqrah, Kāmil (Teacher); al-Nāẓir, Kāmil (Teacher); al-Khayyāl, Khulūṣī (Teacher).

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Keywords: Camels; Dīwān; Education; Harvesting; Means of transportation; Public schools; Qurʼānic teaching; Shaykhs; Socio-economic conditions; Writing materials and instruments; Ḥamāmah (Palestine)

00:07:23 - Socio-economic dynamics in Ḥamāmah

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Partial Transcript: Families: al-Maṣrīyīn; al-Maqādīd; al-Kalālibah.

Landmarks-Places of Worship: Abū ʻArqūb (Maqām); al-Shaykh Ḥāmid (Maqām); Abū Jahm (Maqām).

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Keywords: Agricultural calendars; British army camps; Clans; Farm animals; Fishermen; Historic buildings; Laborers; Living conditions; Mayors; Neighboring villages; Palestine Railways; Population; Professions; Religious belief; Water wells; Work

00:21:01 - War time and military occupation

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Partial Transcript: Significant Figures: Abū Samʻān, Yūsuf Khalīl (Martyr); al-Khawājah, Khālid (Martyr); Manāsh, Ḥusayn (Martyr); al-‘Abd, Yaḥyá (Martyr).

Families: Shurbajī.

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Keywords: Ambushes; Armored vehicles; British army camps; Egyptian Army; Farming practices; Jewish settlements; Land brokers; Land sale; Massacres; Military withdrawal; Psychological warfare; Resistance movements; Salamah (Palestine); Settler colonialism; Taxes; Weapon acquisition; Weapons confiscation; Ḥamāmah (Palestine)

00:36:59 - Expulsion from Ḥamāmah

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Partial Transcript: Significant Figures: al-Bakr, Muḥammad Sulaymān (Prisoner); Ḥāfiẓ, Muṣṭafá (Resistance leader).

Families: Bakr; Ḥasanayn.

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Keywords: Arab countries; Brothers; Dayr Sunayd (Palestine); Despair; Displacement; Expulsion from Palestine; Fathers; Fidā’iyyīn; Gaza (Palestine); Israeli colonization; Martyrdom; Mines; Murder; Personal belongings; Prisoners of war; Prisoners' treatment; Quakers; Refugee aid; Refugee camps; Return; Rulers; Shaṭṭah (Prison: Palestine); Socio-economic conditions; War crimes; Water wells; Work; Zionist Invasion of Palestine, 1948

00:58:43 - Expulsion from Gaza

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Partial Transcript: Landmarks- Private Institutions: Mustashfá al-Shawwā (Hospital).

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Keywords: Economic hardship; Egyptian Army; Fishing; Food; Gaza (Palestine); Israeli Invasion of Lebanon, 1982; Israeli colonization; Lebanon; Mass murder; Medical care; Nostalgia; Official documents; Passing on memories; Property destruction; Refugee aid; Residence Permit; Return; Ships; Socio-economic conditions; Trade; Work; al-Hayʼah al-ʻArabīyah al-ʻUlyā; al-Majdal (Palestine); al-Ḥizb al-Sūrī al-Qawmī al-Ijtimāʻī; Șabrā and Shatīlā Massacre, 1982