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Mourning Palestine

Death and Grief Rituals

Aref Abu-Rabia and Nibal Khalil

This article presents various mourning rituals and death rites as they are practised in Palestine. It focuses on differences in the mourning experience among fellahin and Bedouin Arabs but also shows certain parallels in their mourning and grieving customs. The article provides information on the prescribed set of rituals that Palestinians perform, beginning with how the body is treated and the way that it is prepared for burial. Combinations of mourning practices, which vary from rending one's garments to throwing earth on one's head, provide socially sanctioned expressions of grief and sorrow. Mourning practices differ between women and men: the former lament loudly and scratch their faces, while among the latter tears are neither encouraged nor welcomed. Parallels can be seen in these rituals with mourning for Palestine.

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Constructing Difference and Imperial Strategy

Contrasting Representations of Irish and Zionist Nationalism in British Political Discourse (1917–1922)

Maggy Hary

. Indeed, the British authorities were unable to renege on their commitment to Zionism that had been enshrined in the League of Nations mandate. Thus, ensuring the material well-being of the fellahin was their only option to silence the claims of Arab

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Paula Kabalo

Daoud Yussuf and dignitaries and fellahin from Kafr ‘Eilabun, 16 December 1955, ISA, ibid. references Bar-Mor , Hadara , and Paula Kabalo . 2017 . “ Israeli Democracy and the Right of Association: The First Attempt to Pass a Nonprofit Organisations