Grand Mufti

December 5, 1947 Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem
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December 5, 1947 Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem

December 5, 1947 “Haj Amin al Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem backed up the Arab Higher Committee with an order sent from his exile in the Lebanon that the Arabs had accomplished their purpose with their three-day strike and that no further demonstration should be mad… The police report of the incident said that soon […]

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October 25, 1941 The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Hasanji (Husseini)
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October 25, 1941 The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Hasanji (Husseini)

“When World War II broke out in 1939, and I felt the increased British pressure on the French authorities in Lebanon to hand me over, I tried to take refuge in Iraq and then in Persia. The British military authorities tried to capture me there and I found myself compelled to seek refuge in Turkey; […]

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The Grand Mufti
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The Grand Mufti

Primary Sources Excerpt from The Mufti and the Palestinian National Movement, Philip Matter, Columbia University Press, New York, 1988, p.126 Quotes from the Mufti of Jerusalem, 1921-1970 Secondary Sources Appointment of Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, Shira Klein, COJS April 11, 1921, with Yasser Arafat and Mahmud Abbas October 25th, 1941 with Yasser Arafat and Mahmud […]

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April 11, 1921, With Yasser Arafat and Mahmud Abbas
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April 11, 1921, With Yasser Arafat and Mahmud Abbas

Herbert Samuel British High Commissioner supports the appointment of Haj Amin al-Husseini as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem “I saw Haj Amin Husseini on Friday and discussed with him at considerable length the political situation and the question of his appointment to the office of grand Mufti. Mr. Storrs was also present, and in the […]

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Nov. 10, 1947, Mufti Implies Arab Fight on Even U.S. Force, United Press, NY Herald Tribune
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Nov. 10, 1947, Mufti Implies Arab Fight on Even U.S. Force, United Press, NY Herald Tribune

“…we prefer to be annihilated in our entirety to becoming a minority in our country.” – Mufti of Jerusalem. Click here for more on The Mufti of Jerusalem and Yasser Arafat. Says Partition of Palestine Will Be Resisted, U. S. Oil Interests May Suffer BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 10 (UP).—The Haj Amin El-Husseini, exiled Mufti of […]

Excerpt from The Mufti and the Palestinian National Movement, Philip Matter, Columbia University Press, New York, 1988, p.126.
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Excerpt from The Mufti and the Palestinian National Movement, Philip Matter, Columbia University Press, New York, 1988, p.126.

Partition was seen by the Palestinians as imposing unilateral and intolerable sacrifices on themselves…The area of the Jewish state according to the UN plan would actually be larger than that of the proposed Palestinian state (5,500 square miles as compared with 4,500 square miles) at a time when the Jews constituted no more than 35 […]

Apr. 9, 1948, Holy Land Battle: Mufti’s Son Killed as Arabs Push Haganah from Kastel Stronghold, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle
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Apr. 9, 1948, Holy Land Battle: Mufti’s Son Killed as Arabs Push Haganah from Kastel Stronghold, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle

JERUSALEM, April 8 (AP)-The Arabs’ Judean army drove the Haganah garrison out of the hilltop stronghold of Kastel today. Arab officials said Abdul Khadder Huseini, a cousin of the Mufti, was killed while personally leading the Arab attack. Husseini was commander of the Judean army which operates in the hills around Jerusalem. Haganah, the Jewish […]

The Mufti Reviewing Bosnian Troops, Jan. 12, 1944.
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The Mufti Reviewing Bosnian Troops, Jan. 12, 1944.

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Appointment of Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, Shira Klein, COJS.
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Appointment of Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, Shira Klein, COJS.

The 1920s saw the appearance of a recognized head of the Muslim community in Palestine, a position which had never existed under Ottoman rule. Its holder—Haj Amin al-Husseini—soon became the most powerful political figure in Arab Palestine and the foremost leader of the Palestinian nationalist movement. His path to power began with his appointment as […]

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Quotes from the Mufti of Jerusalem, 1921-1973
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Quotes from the Mufti of Jerusalem, 1921-1973

April 11, 1921 British High Commissioner Samuel supporting the appointment of Haj Amin Husseini as the new Mufti of Jerusalem “I saw Haj Amin Husseini on Friday and discussed with him at considerable length the political situation and the question of his appointment to the office of grand Mufti. Mr. Storrs was also present, and […]