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Muslim Women

and even afterwards. Take for instance the fact that none of the Arab leader- ship knew Hebrew, Similarly of the 64 members of the JAE only three knew Arabic, he Jawish leadership had also very little contact with the Arabs in the countries neighbouring Palestine. This shows the Wide social, political and cultural distance between the Arabs and Jews in Palestine. Within their own communities the leadership- mass gap was wider in the case of Arab (84.4 per cent of leadership was urban when the population was predominantly peasant) than that in the Jewish case .because the Jewish population was overwhelmingly urban. Though the JAE members came from different western states, out of the 64 JAE members, 54 (84.4 per cent) knew Hebrew. This is an indication of the Jewish national and or religious consciousness. The Christian religions affiliation was an underlying factor in the selection of several men to the AHC, There was no AHC without a contingent of Christian Arabs on it.

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