Historic Palestine

Life before 1948

At the end of WWI, the British occupied the formerly Ottoman-controlled Palestine and aimed at creating the conditions for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. For the next two decades, an estimated 375,415 Jews arrived in Palestine, mostly from Europe, according to British records.

Despite heavy tension and conflict during British occupation, life and daily commerce continued. Here we have posted some of the historic photos of Palestine offering a glimpse into everyday life.


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