National Bloc (Mandatory Palestine)

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National Bloc

הגוש הלאומי
FounderAbd al-Latif Salah
Founded1935
DissolvedOctober 1937 (Banned)

The National Bloc (al-Kutla al-Wataniyya الكتلة الوطنية) was a Nablus-based party established in 1935 in the British Mandate for Palestine by Abd al-Latif Salah, a lawyer and former official in the Ottoman Senate at Istanbul. Salah generally took an anti-Husayni stance.

Its program called for an independent Palestine with an Arab majority and a unification of the political efforts of the Palestinian Arabs. It had limited membership mainly from areas around Nablus and Jaffa. It was one of the parties banned by the British in October 1937.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kupferschmidt, Uri M. (1987). The Supreme Muslim Council: Islam Under the British Mandate for Palestine. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 90-04-07929-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Survey of Palestine - prepared in December 1945 and January 1946 for the information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry. Reprinted 1991 by The Institute of Palestine Studies, Washington. Volume II. ISBN 0-88728-214-8. p.949