Event: The Naqib al-Ashraf Rebellion

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A revolt protesting excessive taxes and repressive local policies succeeds in expelling the new Ottoman governor and his troops from Jerusalem for two years. It is known as the Naqib al-Ashraf rebellion because of the leading role played by Muhammad Ibn Mustafa al-Wafa'i al-Husseini, the head (naqib) of those who are believed to be the direct descendants of the Prophet (ashraf).

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1703 - 1705
Computed Date: 
1703/01/01 to 1705/01/01
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Tax Revolt in Jerusalem
1825 - 1826
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