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The Chief of Police in Jerusalem, when interviewed this morning by the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency expressed his profound regret at the incident which occurred Yom Kippur morning at the Wailing Wall.

“The police only carried out the order of the District Commissioner. They were compelled to use force because the crowd opposed them. I regret that some persons were hurt,” he stated.

The Executive Committee of the Vaad Leumi, National Council of Palestine Jews, has convened a special meeting to consider the matter. A protest was also issued this morning by the Chief Rabbinate of Palestine.