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Palestinian Women Outside High Commissioner's Jerusalem Residence


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ca. 1929
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A delegation of Palestinian women outside the high commissioner’s residence in Jerusalem. The delegation protested the harshness of British measures against the Palestinians during the disturbances. The women wearing hats are Christian. Second left is Mrs. Matiel Moghannam, a Protestant Palestinian feminist leader and author of The Arab Woman and the Palestine Problem (London: H. Joseph, 1937). Note the different degrees of veiling worn by the Muslim women – all city dwellers. By contrast, rural Muslim women wear no veils at all.