The Haj Characters

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Ibrahim al Soukori is twenty two years old at the book's opening. His father dies, having named him Muktar of Tabah. Ibrahim is the leader of the Soukori in the village of Tabah. He is the one who greets Gideon Asch when he arrives with a group building the kibbutz of Shemesh ten miles down the road. Ibrahim tells Gideon he isn't welcome in Tabah. Ibrahim's men attack the new Jewish settlement that night and "fight like women" and run off. Ibrahim watches as the Jews build their settlement.

Over the years, Ibrahim becomes friends with Gideon, but he is still too proud to accept any of the offers of assistance for his people, until Gideon offers him an electric line with a radio. He refuses to ask for help when he knows that the Mufti plans to attack Tabah. His pride keeps him from requesting...

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