The Palestinian Arab Party
(‘Al-Hizb al-'Arabi al-Filastini
) was a political party in Palestine
established by the influential Husayni
family in 1935. Jamal al-Husayni
was the founder and chairman. Emil Ghoury
was elected as General Secretary till the end of the British Mandate in 1947.
The party was set up after the rival Nashashibi family established their National Defence Party. Other parties at the time included the pan-Arabist Muslim Youth Party and the Independence Party (Palestine) (Hizb al-Istiqlal al-'Arabi, also known as the Arab Istiqlal Party), as well as the Reform Party and the National Bloc, established by public activists on a personal and local basis, and the Palestinian National Liberation League, an organization founded by the Palestine Communist Party.
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