29 Facts About Amin al-Husayni


Mohammed Amin al-Husseini was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine.

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In Jerusalem Amin al-Husayni al-Husseini attended a Qur'an school, and Ottoman government secondary school where he learned Turkish, and a Catholic secondary school run by French missionaries, the Catholic Freres, where he learned French.

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Amin al-Husayni studied at the Alliance Israelite Universelle with its Jewish director Albert Antebi.

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Amin al-Husayni was recovering from an illness there when the city was captured by the British a year later.

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Amin al-Husayni accepted the pardon only in the wake of the death of his half-brother, the mufti Kamil al-Husayni, in March 1921.

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Amin al-Husayni took certain statements, for example, by the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook regarding the eventual return in time of the Temple Mount back to Jewish hands, and turned them to a concrete political plot to seize control of the area.

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Amin al-Husayni asked the Zionist representatives to refrain from filling their newspapers with attacks on the government and Muslim authorities.

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Awni Abd al-Hadi and Jamal Amin al-Husayni were ready to recognize Jewish visiting rights at the Wall in exchange for Jewish recognition of Islamic prerogatives at the Buraq.

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Amin al-Husayni had nonetheless collaborated from the 23rd of that month in pacifying rioters and reestablishing order.

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Amin al-Husayni therefore attributed to the Mufti a greater share of the blame than the official report had.

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Amin al-Husayni assured Chancellor of his cooperation in maintaining public order.

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Amin al-Husayni vigorously opposed the Qassamites' exactions against the Christian and Druze communities.

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Amin al-Husayni stayed there for three months, directing the revolt from within.

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Amin al-Husayni was only one of many such notables who greeted with optimism the emergence of a new regime in Germany in that year.

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Amin al-Husayni was among the key promoters of the pan-Arab Al-Muthanna Club, and supported the coup d'etat by Rashid Ali in April 1941.

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Amin al-Husayni outlined his proposals before Alberto Ponce de Leon.

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Amin al-Husayni had been invited to Palestine in 1937 with his superior Hagen by a representative of the Haganah, Feival Polkes, Polkes supported German foreign policy in the Near East and offered to work for them in intelligence.

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Amin al-Husayni asked the Foreign Minister "to do his utmost" to block all such proposals, and this request was complied with.

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Amin al-Husayni suggested that if such transfers of population were deemed necessary, then.

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Amin al-Husayni was thereby joined by other Arabs such as Fawzi al-Qawuqji and Hasan Salama.

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Amin al-Husayni was taken into custody at Konstanz by the French occupying troops on 5 May 1945, and on 19 May, he was transferred to the Paris region and put under house arrest.

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Subsequently, Haj Amin al-Husayni returned to Egypt and began his practical leadership of the Palestinian Arabs while residing in Cairo.

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Wartime reputation of Haj Amin al-Husayni al-Husseini was employed as an argument for the establishment of a Jewish State during the deliberations at UN in 1947.

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Amin al-Husayni was involved in some high level negotiations between Arab leaders—before and during the War—at a meeting held in Damascus in February 1948, to organize Palestinian Field Commands and the commanders of the Holy War Army.

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Amin al-Husayni's demands included the appointment of a Palestinian Arab representative to the League's General Staff, the formation of a Palestinian Provisional Government, the transfer of authority to local National Committees in areas evacuated by the British, and both a loan for Palestinian administration and an appropriation of large sums to the Arab Higher Executive for Palestinian Arabs entitled to war damages.

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Jamal Amin al-Husayni became foreign minister, Raja Amin al-Husayni became defense minister, Michael Abcarius was finance minister, and Anwar Nusseibeh was secretary of the cabinet.

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Amin al-Husayni refused requests to lend his support to the emergent PLO after the Six-Day War of 1967, was opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank after 1967, and his closest collaborator, Emil Ghuri, continued to work for the Jordanian monarchy even after the Jordanian Civil War there in 1970.

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Amin al-Husayni had wished to be buried on the Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem.

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Amin al-Husayni recorded that Himmler told him how shocked he was to observe Jewish kapos abusing fellow Jews and that Himmler claimed he had the culprits punished.

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