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Amin Al Husayni

Birth:1887

Death:1974

The Mufti of Jerusalem who resisted Zionist political ambitions in Palestine. After World War I the British wanted to create a Jewish State in Palestine, the Muslims created an organ called the Arab High Committee under the chairmanship of Husayni. The Committee demanded cessation of Jewish immigration. The British declared the Committee illegal and Husayni fled to Lebanon in 1937, where he reconstituted the Committee. During the second world war he was in Germany advising the Germans on Middle East policies. After Germany was defeated Amin Al Husayni went to Egypt and spent the rest of his life in the cause of Palestinian liberation and even fought against the Israelis in 1948 war.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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