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Sunday, March 11, 2007


Sulha in 1949 Ramallah

I was hoping this picture would scan better; it's from 1949 and is in Naseeb Shaheen's, A Pictorial History of Ramallah.

The Yousef clan is gathered for a Sulha, or reconciliation feast. There was a dispute over a nomination to the Ramallah City Council in 1943. Everyone looks pretty happy here. Shaheen writes that Israeli authorities "partially demolished and sealed" this house in 1987, which belonged to the 1943 city council nominee in dispute, Hanna Jaber.

i'm noticing that nobody in the picture is wearing the "traditional" palestinian kaffiyeh.

odd, isn't it?
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