Al-Tabl - الطبل
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About this newspaper
Title: Al-Tabl - الطبل
Available online: 26 March 1921 - 19 December 1924 (113 issues; 589 pages)
Region: The Middle East
Country: Mandatory Palestine
City: Damascus / Jerusalem / Haifa
Collection: Jrayed - Arabic Newspaper Archive of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine
Al-Tabl (The Drum) was a “daily independent, social, critical, satirical Arabic newspaper” that was sometimes published only once a week. The paper included many pictures and illustrations and was of varying lengths. Sometimes the paper consisted of four pages, sometimes of two, and occasionally it made up a small booklet. The timing of its publication also varied according to the publishers’ whims. Al-Tabl always urged its readers to work for the common good. The newspaper’s slogan was “the truth is above all and cannot be overcome,” and it quoted it whenever discussing a topic that had a bearing on the nation and the homeland. According to the paper’s definition of itself, it spoke with the voice of the Arab people.
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