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Abdulqader Muthaffar

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1894
  • Age : 121
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Born in Jerusalem; before World War I a supporter of Ottoman patriotism; later more critical and exiled to Damascus for extremist agitation; among those who set up Al-Jam'iyya al-Filastiniyya (The Palestinian Society) in Damascus in 1919, the aim of which was to promote the Palestinian cause and to enlist the support of the Arabs in Syria and Palestine; member and president of the Nadi al-Arabi group in Damascus and later active in Jerusalem (its president in 1923); member of the Arab Executive and one of its leaders; demanded a policy of non-cooperation with the British government and called for civil disobedience; leading figure of the boycott, initiated by the Arab Executive, the MCA and others, of the 1923 elections to the Legislative Council set up by the British; elected representative to the 5th (August 1922, Nablus) and 6th (June 1923, Jaffa) Congress of the Arab Executive Committee for Jerusalem and to the 7th (June 1928) for Safed; imprisoned by British for organizing and participating in the Jaffa demonstrations in 1933 against Jewish immigration to Palestine; later offered release for good behaviour, but refused (was the only one of the accused offered release) and stayed 6 months in jail; died in 1949 in Amman.


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