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Mousa Alalami

Mousa Alalami

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1897
  • Age : 119
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Musa Alami (May 3, 1897–June 8, 1984) was a prominent Palestinian nationalist and politician. Due to Alami having represented Palestine at various Arab conferences, in the 1940s Alami was viewed by many as the leader of the Palestinian Arabs.
 
Alami was born in the Musrara district of Jerusalem, Palestine into a prominent family. His father was Mayor of Jerusalem Faidi al-Alami, his sister was married to Jamal al-Hussayni and he was the uncle of Serene Husseini Shahid.
 
He was first taught at the school of the American Colony and at the French Ecole des Freres in Jaffa. During World War I Alami worked at the censorship office in Damascus. Alami retained a positive view of the Ottoman empire; recalling that the Arabs regarded the Turks as partners rather than oppressors, and above all: Palestine was largely ruled by Palestinian officials. Alami claimed that "a greater degree of freedom and self-government existed in Palestine than in many Turkish provinces".
 
Later he studied law at Cambridge University and was admitted to the Inner Temple and graduated with honors degree.
 
Upon his return to Jerusalem, Musa Alami worked for the legal department of the government of the British Mandate of Palestine and eventually became the private secretary of the High Commissioner General Arthur Grenfell Wauchope. In 1934, Alami participated in talks with the leaders of the Jewish community in Palestine David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett. According to Ben-Gurion, he suggested that the Zionists could provide significant help developing the region, but according to Ben-Gurion, Alami replied that he would prefer waiting one hundred years and leaving the land backward, as long as the Palestinians could do the job themselves.

Musa Alami died in Amman on June 8, 1984, as a result of circulatory collapse."Musa Alami, Founder Of an Arab Aid Group". New York Times. June 16, 1984. Retrieved January 21, 2016. His funeral took place in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israel Defense Forces checkpoint/crossing on the eastern exit of Jericho (through which Palestinians traveling to Jordan via the Allenby Bridge pass through) is named Musa Alami (after the adjacent farm). The site is still commonly known as "the Musa Alami farm".



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