||Description of the strife between the Arabic and Jewish communities in Palestine. Written in Arabic by Zahid Shahin and translated into Hebrew by Salim Abugosh. The text begins with the events of August, 1929 (massacre of the Jews in Hebron), describes events in other cities, such as the slaughter in Jerusalem, and Safad, the Moslem council, the Arab workers’ council, and related events.
The author is an Arab who disapproves of the actions of the Arab community and its leaders, who have aroused the Arab masses against the Jews. In the introduction Shahin writes that he has looked into the spiritual conditions of the land and the plague that has befallen it, a land that was the birthplace of prophets, the cradle of the three principal religions in the world. Politics and ineffective central leadership have turned the relationship of two brotherly religions, who lived together peacefully for ages, into one of strife and conflict. Because of his love of the land he feels obligated to describe what his eyes have seen.
The events in Hebron alluded to are the massacre by Arab rioters of Jewish settlers. Well planned, its objective was the elimination of a Jewish presence in Hebron. To accomplish their goal they murdered sixty seven people, wounding sixty more, not sparing woman, children, or the elderly.