Jacobus Kann
forgotten founder of Tel Aviv

Jabali is an Egyptian name

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Egyptian Émigrés in the Levant of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Gideon M. Kressel and Reuven Aharoni

Egyptian immigrants are mentioned in court records under names that indicate
their origins such as: Masri, Dumyāti, Sa‘idi, Jabāli, and others

The book wants to answer this:

Is there empirical evidence supporting the surprising Ḥamas claim that a large part
of the Palestinian Arabs are not indigenous to this area but rather immigrated from
surrounding countries? On March 23, 2012, the Ḥamas minister of the interior and
of national security, Fathi Ḥammad, slammed Egypt for not helping to prevent fuel
shortages in the Gaza Strip. He then averred that Gaza deserved more brotherly
assistance from Egypt, saying that “half of the Palestinians are Egyptian and the
other half are Saudis.”1