Signed by the official, Izz al-Din al-Qassam.. The story of a Palestinian marriage contract older than the State of Israel

Tuesday 05/December/2023 – 06:23 PM

During the past hours, a Palestinian marriage contract has occupied social networking sites, as the contract was concluded by Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam, the symbol of Palestinian resistance in March 1928, and after whom the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement is called the “Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades,” which makes it older than The presence of the Israeli occupation state in the Palestinian territories for about two decades, and the decade was decorated with old Palestinian stamps.

“The date of my grandfather’s marriage contract in 1928 is older than the occupation… God willing, on the road to liberation. The stamps are Palestinian, the currency is Palestinian, the city of Haifa is Palestinian, and the official is Izz al-Din al-Qassam.” With those words, grandson Amr Musa published his grandparents’ marriage certificate, which serves as documentation of his identity. The original owners of the land, without realizing that it would receive so much interaction and popularity from social media users, according to his conversation with Cairo 24, to reveal the identity of his ancestors.

Palestinian marriage contract

On a Friday in March 1928, Kamel Muhammad al-Taher, born in 1902, who was then working as a clerk in Haifa Customs, married Afifa al-Hadi al-Saleh, with a dowry of 60 Palestinian pounds, at the hands of Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam, the district commissioner at the time and a preacher. Al-Istiqlal Mosque, for 25 Palestinian piasters. After working in customs, he worked as a cook in the port of Haifa. Then he bought a house in Haifa, but it was removed as the Israeli occupation continued to obliterate the identity and landmarks. Palestinian territories“They can change the geography, but they cannot change the history. My ancestral home was in Haifa, but unfortunately the area has been wiped out and nothing remains of it now except the grave of Sheikh Izz al-Din al-Qassam,” Amr Moussa said.

The grandson, who is in Canada, obtained photos of the marriage contract from his cousin, who resides in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. He had previously published them in 2019, and re-published them again in conjunction with the brutal war that the Palestinian people are being subjected to in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation forces. Since last October 8, after the Palestinian resistance launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, which Israel described as the greatest tragedy in its history.

Kamel Muhammad Al-Taher

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