Palestinian Collaboration with the British: The Peace Bands and the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936–9

  title={Palestinian Collaboration with the British: The Peace Bands and the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936–9},
  author={Matthew Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={291 - 315}
  • M. Hughes
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article examines an aspect of British counter-insurgency in Palestine in the 1930s during the Arab revolt there against British colonial rule and Jewish settlement: the pro-British, anti-rebel Palestinian militia ‘peace bands’, associated with the Palestinian Nashashibi family and raised with British and Jewish military and financial assistance, and with support from the British Consul in Damascus, Gilbert MacKereth. Using Hebrew, Arabic and untapped local British regimental sources, it… Expand
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