1917 Arab Participation in World War I

“While the Arabs of the Hedjaz and their Bedouin allies rendered great services to the cause of the Entente, those of Syria and Palestine remained passive or aided the Turks.

Most annoying, to anyone who has served with the British and the Sherifian Arab forces in the Palestine campaign and knows something of the history of that campaign, are the pretensions of the Arabs of Palestine to have rendered important military services to the Allies in the Great War.”

Source: “The land of Three Faiths” By Philip Graves (London 1923,) (pp.40, 112-113)