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Arab Claiming Owners Start Building Operations on the Wailing Wall

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The question of Jewish right of access to the Western Wall of the Temple, commonly known as the Wailing Wall, was further aggravated by the Arabs yesterday, Sunday, when those claiming property rights to this Jewish Holy Site, commenced building operations on the Wall.

It appears that the Moslems intend to add a line of stones on top of the Wall. These operations caused new excitement among Jerusalem Jews and the president of the Jewish community immediately submitted a protest to the District Commissioner. The District Commissioner. The District Commissioner, however, replied that the “Arabs have the right to build over the Wall.” It was stated that Col. Frederick H. Kisch, political representative of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, will bring the matter before Acting High Commissioner Luke.

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