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St. George's British Anglican School for Boys


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ca. 1899
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St. George's British Anglican school for boys, founded in Jerusalem in 1899, was one of many schools established in the second half of the nineteenth century by European and American missionaries. Many of the students at St. George's came from Palestinian Protestant families, but boys from Muslim families increasingly attended St. George's and other Christian mission schools well before World War I. This photograph shows the staff and students of St. George's School in 1906. Standing far left is Shibli Jamal, a Palestinian Protestant who became a member of the First Palestinian Delegation to London in 1921, sent to explain the Palestinian point of view (see 84, 85, 86).