Jerusalem (Aug. 26)
Acting High Commissioner H. C. Luke issued a proclamation to the Palestine population declaring:
“The British forces are here with the sole object of quelling the disturbances. Exceptional measures of repression will be avoided but force will be used against all disturbers.”
The first official bulletin of the Palestine government issued Sunday at 11 P. M. gave the following figures for the dead and wounded in Jerusalem:
According to these figures there were in Jerusalem ten Moslem dead, three Christian dead, 14 Jews dead, and 5 of various communities, who died of wounds received.
The seriously wounded were distributed as follows: Moslems 21, Christians 1. Jews 37. Slightly wounded: Moslems 32, Christians 15, Jews 66.
“In Jerusalem it is now quiet,” the official bulletin said. “British infantry, air force, armored cars and British police and special constables have been established in all parts of the town and suburbs.
“In Hebron there were killed over 45 Jews and 8 Moslems. Over 59 Jews and 10 Moslems were wounded.
“Order was re-established at Gaza. Quiet prevails at Beersheba. Demonstrations were held at Ramleh and Ludd, but quiet prevails now.
“A crowd attempted to rush at the police barracks at Nablus, but was repelled. Two Arabs were gravely wounded, 8 slightly.
“In a clash between Arabs and Jews at Beisan 2 Jews were gravely wounded, 8 slightly.
“At Safed tension prevails between the Arabs and Jews, but the situation has improved upon the arrival of the British police and the Transjordanian frontier force.
“Arabs attacked the Hadar Ha’Carmel suburb at Haifa, but were repulsed. Air craft and armored cars from Amman, Transjordania, are operating in various parts of the country.
“Fifty British soldiers arrived Saturday, 600 on Sunday and 450 more are arriving Monday. The cruiser Barham is arriving Tuesday. About Jaffa a report will be published later.”