Interview with ʻAbdullāh Muḥammad al-Sayyid

Biography: The interview was recorded on November 17, 1998 with ʻAbdullāh Muḥammad al-Sayyid, male, born in 1924 in Saʻsaʻ, Palestine and resides in Nahr al-Bārid Palestinian Refugee Camp, Lebanon. He served in the British Police forces in Palestine during the mandate.
Interviewer: al-Maṣrī, Muḥammad
Interviewee: al-Sayyid, ʻAbdullāh Muḥammad
Place of Origin: Saʻsaʻ
In Collection: POHA, Al-Jana, Biographies Collection
Interview Audio/Video:
Format: audio
Duration: 02:07:43
Language: Arabic
Interview Date: 1998-11-17
Permanent Link:
Significant Figures:
al-Sayyid, Muḥammad Maḥāsin (Mayor); Wihbī, Zaydān (Mayor); ʻAbd al-Rāziq, Riḍā (Scout leader); Yāsīn, Yāsīn (Martyr); al-Dīb, Shaykhah (Martyr); ʻAzzām, Maḥmūd (Martyr); al-Sayyid, Abū Muḥammad Dyāb (Resistance fighter); al-Sayyid, Saʻīd ʻAbd al-Khāliq (Resistance fighter); Qaddūrah, ʻAbd al-Majīd (Martyr); al-Balʻūs, Ṣubḥī (Scout trainer); ‘Abdullāh al-Aṣbaḥ (Resistance leader.
al-Sayyid; Wihbī; al-Ḥāj; al-Shaykh Khalīl; Qaddūrah.
Landmarks-Public Institutions:
Maḥkamat al-Ṣulḥ (Governmental institution); Maṭār al-Jāʻūnah (Airport).
Landmarks-Private Institutions:
Haifa Cigarettes Manufacture (Corporation); Sharikat al-Ittīḥād (Corporation).
Landmarks-Lakes, Rivers:
al-Jarmaq (Mountain); Wādī Fārah (Valley); Wādī al-Jish (Valley); ‘Ayn al-Zghīrih (Water resource); ‘Ayn al-Ḥmaymih (Water resource); Ayn al-Badawīyah (Water resource).
Table of Contents: Agriculture and rural conditions in Saʻsaʻ. (@ 00:00:00)
Agriculture and rural life. (@ 00:22:14)
Economic conditions in Saʻsaʻ during the British Mandate. (@ 00:51:9)
Employment in the British police forces. (@ 01:15:16)
Zionist Invasion of Palestine in 1948 and expulsion. (@ 01:27:49)
Expulsion from Saʻsaʻ and hope of return. (@ 01:44:32)
Scout incident and martyrdom of resistance leader ‘Abdullāh al-Aṣbaḥ. (@ 01:56:23)

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