Arab demonstration leaving Jaffa Gate, 1920s

crowds of people in street, soldiers standing by

When the Palestinian Arabs realized that the Zionists intended to create a Jewish state with no place for non-Jews they began to organize and resist. This culminated in the Arab Revolt, 1936-39, which was far more ruthlessly suppressed than Zionist violence would be in the forties.

Photo: Matson Collection, Library of Congress