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Fakhri Nashashibi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1899
  • Age: 117
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Born in Baghdad in 1899; nephew of Ragheb Nashashibi; worked in the British Mandate government during the early 1920s; was a founding member of Al-Hizb Al-Watani (Palestine Arab National Party), established in Nov. 1923; one of the leading figures in the Nashashibi-led opposition during the Mandate period; was blamed for the scandalous forging of letters written by Prince Shakib Arsalan, which he published in Al-Jami’a Al-Islamiyyah newspaper; worked for the Arab Chamber of Commerce in Jaffa; joined the Arab Revolt of 1936; supported the 1937 Partition Plan of the British and became a leading member in the National Defense Party in 1938 and a fierce opponent of Haj Amin Al-Husseini and his forces, who made several attempts on his life during the late 1930s; with the outbreak of WWII, moved to Baghdad (and later Syria and Lebanon) where he organized the ‘peace bands,’ recruiting Palestinians to collaborate with the British army; published a book titled The Martyr Graves of Palestine (Arabic, 1938); was assassinated in Baghdad on 8 Nov. 1941 by what is believed to have been supporters of the Mufti; buried in Jerusalem.


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