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Emergency Relief Committee

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year: 
1929
BTD page #: 
101
BTD photo #: 
92
caption: 
The Emergency Relief Committee (seen here in session at its headquarters in Jerusalem, 1929) was formed during the 1929 disturbances to aid afflicted Palestinian families. Third right is Subhi al-Khadra, representative of the town of Safed (in Galilee), who later became one of the founders of the pan-Arab Istiqlal (Independence) Party (see 102, 105). Fourth right is Abd aI-Hamid Shoman, founder of the Arab Bank. The Arab Bank, which established branches in all the major towns of Palestine and in the capitals of neighboring Arab countries, became the most successful and prestigious private Arab banking institution throughout the Arab world (see 289).