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Decision to Form Legislative Council in Palestine Reported

That the British government has decided to establish in Palestine a legislative council similar to those functioning in Iraq and Transjordania, is the report of “El Akdam,” Jaffa Arab paper, which claims it has this information on good authority.

According to the report, the Palestine legislative council, once proposed by Sir Herbert Samuel, is to consist of 40 members, 30 are to be elected, while 10 are to be appointed by the government. The paper states that the Palestine government is already preparing a law to this effect.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency understands on excellent authority that neither in London nor in Jerusalem was such a decision arrived at. It has reason to state that in English circles no enthusiasm is to be observed for such a proposal.

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