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Moslems of Palestine Demonstrate Against Missionary Conference

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Two Moslem Arabs were injured in a clash between a Moslem demonstration and the British gendarmerie, at Gaza on Saturday afternoon when an attempt was made to voice the objections of Palestine Moslems to the Protestant Missionary Council conference which concluded its sessions here last week.

A number of leading Moslems in Gaza requested the British district officer to grant them permission to hold the demonstration. The district officer declined to issue a permit, but expressed his willingness to receive a deputation. When the Moslem population was assembled at the mosque for noon prayer a rumor spread rapidly that the deputation which called on the officer had been placed under arrest. The crowd then rushed to the police barracks where there was only twenty gendarmes. The officer in charge ordered the men to fire on the mob. In the meantime, reinforcements were called out from Jaffa to restore order.

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