Added Date Wednesday 31 March 1948 - 11:32 AM    Hits 5104    Comments 0    Category Socialising


The scene at Arab hillside village on a Muslim Sabbath in Palestine, Jerusalem, Friday, March 31, 1948, when two families who had split the village into rival camps with a blood feud for the past two years set aside their differences, so that they might wage war against the Jews instead of each other. They’re shown forming a rough circle with members of one family on the left, members of the other on the right, and Arab soldier volunteers in center background. Afterwards the male members of the two family factions advanced toward one another and shook hands. The feud, which began with the killing of a member of one family, was the first in Palestine thus formally set aside. The truce was solemnized by a feast. (AP Photo