Palestine, 1917فلسطين 1917

Palestine, 1917

British Military Administration (1917—1920)

Source: Mondoweiss article
Embroidery: Almaza Al-Helou [Al A'abasiyeh] Ramallah
Size: 59 x 36 cm

Palestine had been part of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years, but had retained its distinctive regional identity as Palestine, with an indigenous Arab population and culture. In the secret Sykes-Picot agreement, Britain and France separated Palestine from the rest of Greater Syria the Arab and designated it for an international status.

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