Repression and Rebellion: Britain's Response to the Arab Revolt in Palestine of 1936–39

  title={Repression and Rebellion: Britain's Response to the Arab Revolt in Palestine of 1936–39},
  author={Jacob Norris},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={25 - 45}
  • J. Norris
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
In April 1936 growing unrest among the Arab community of Palestine led to the outbreak of a sustained revolt that would pose the most serious threat to British rule thus far experienced by the mandate government. Initially manifesting itself as an urban-led campaign of civil disobedience directed against the Zionist presence in Palestine, the second phase of the rebellion developed into a far more violent and peasant-led resistance movement that increasingly targeted British forces. Britain's… 
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