Interview with Maḥmūd Darwīsh ‘Abd al-‘Āl

Biography: The interview was recorded on June 18, 1997 with Maḥmūd Darwīsh ‘Abd al-‘Āl, male, born in 1920 in al-Ghābisīyah, Palestine and resides in Nahr al-Bārid Palestinian refugee camp, Lebanon.
Interviewer: ‘Awaḍ, Walīd
Jum‘ah, Muḥammad
Interviewee: ‘Abd al-‘Āl, Maḥmūd Darwīsh
Place of Origin: al-Ghābisīyah
In Collection: POHA, Al-Jana, Nakba Collection
Interview Audio/Video:
Format: audio
Duration: 01:33:03
Language: Arabic
Interview Date: 1997-06-18
Permanent Link:
Significant Figures:
Ḥijāzī, Muṣṭafá (Poet); al-Sālim, Yūsuf (Village leader); al-Sālim, Muḥammad (Village leader); al-‘Amrīṭī, Ibrāhīm (Mayor); Ḥijāzī, Muṣṭafá (Mayor); al-Zayn, Muḥammad Maḥmud (Poet); Dāhish, Jabr (Resistance fighter); Sarkīs, Ḥasan (Resistance fighter); al-Dāwūd, Muṣṭafá (Resistance fighter); Fahīm, Abū ‘Alī (Landowner); Ḥijāzī, Musṭafá (Resistance fighter); Ḥijāzī, Aḥmad (Resistance fighter).
‘Abd al-‘Āl; ‘Awaḍ; Sursuq; Salām; Twaynī.
Landmarks-Places of Worship:
Jāmi‘ al-Jazzār (Mosque).
Landmarks-Private Institutions:
Egged Bus Company (Corporation).
Landmarks-Lakes, Rivers:
Qal‘at Jiddīn (Fortress).
Table of Contents: Socioc-economic dynamics in the village. (@ 00:00:00)
Childhood and social conditions in al-Ghābisīyah. (@ 00:07:18)
British colonial policy in Palestine. (@ 00:19:58)
Military occupation and immigration. (@ 00:28:58)
Battle and betrayal. (@ 00:40:4)
Zionist occupation, immigration and refugees. (@ 01:01:45)
Refugee life. (@ 01:09:57)
Refugees hope. (@ 01:18:13)

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