The Great Uprising
In the years between 1936 and 1939, a massive Arab revolt, known as the Great Uprising, took place in Palestine. The British army put down a three year revolt in which the Palestinian Arabs sought independence from Britain. By 1939, approximately 5,000 Palestinian had been killed, 10,000 were wounded and 5,670 were detained. This effectively meant that over ten per cent of Palestine’s adult male population had been killed, wounded, imprisoned, or exiled.