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By Maan Abu Nowar

Little or no has been written concerning the background of Trans-Jordan among 1929-39, a decade of value within the background of its fight for independence and sovereignty, its growth and improvement, its family members with Palestine and the neighbouring Arab international locations and the hot awakening of Arab nationalism. throughout the Nineteen Thirties, even though nonetheless less than the mandate of the League of countries (which was once entrusted to nice Britain) Trans-Jordan started to strengthen a global presence. the folks of Trans-Jordan remained very bad despite the fact that, and the govt. was once supported by way of a grant-in-aid from the British executive. The British Resident in Amman Col. Henry Cox used that grant-in-aid as a justification for his monetary and political keep an eye on over the recent mandated country, which constrained its sovereignty. on the time, nice Britain had the most important empire on the earth. Her wealth and tool, in addition to the survival of her Empire, depended more often than not on her skill to protect her alternate routes together with her out of the country colonies, protectorates and mandated territories. The Amir Abdullah Ibn al Husain desired to take Trans-Jordan again from that groovy Britain of the Thirties and strengthen it into an autonomous nation. This booklet describes the second one decade of that fight.

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Other administrative posts have been also entrusted to the ‘sons of the country’. The well known agreement has become effective as both the contracting parties have ratified it. The wishes you have expressed, and the goals to which the country aspires, are always in my sight and I will work towards their achievement until the country gains these wishes. I am confident that you may fully rely on me in this and leave the matter entirely in my hands. You are aware of the troubles which broke out in Palestine, and you know the attitude I adopted in face of the same.

In the subsequent trials before the Court of Final Instance, 26 death sentences were confirmed, 25 of them upon Muslim Arabs, and only one upon a Jew. 23 The extremely delicate nature of the issue of al-Buraq Wall, the magnitude of the conflict, the number of casualties suffered by both sides, as well as the religious implications of the confrontation, compelled the British Colonial Office to announce on 14 September 1929 that the [32] 390 Trans-Jordan 02 Ch 2 2/21/06 1:49 PM Page 33 D E M O C R AT I C I N FA N C Y Commission of Enquiry headed by Sir Walter Shaw would proceed to Palestine.

Lofgren, Mr. Barde from Switzerland and Mr Van Kempen from the Netherlands. The Commission investigated the whole question of rights and heard evidence from Arabs and Jews in Palestine. Their report, which was submitted to the League Council in December 1930, included the following conclusions: 1. 2. The Western Wall was an exclusively Muslim Waqf property and part of a Muslim holy place, Haram al-Sharif and its surroundings. The pavement in front of the Wall and between it and the Magharibah quarter was also a Muslim Waqf property and formed part of a legally constituted religious foundation.

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