Beirut (Aug. 29)
In Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv, comparative quiet prevails; nevertheless, normal business activities have not been resumed.
With the arrival of large British reinforcements, naval and military, somewhat more reassuring news reaches here from Palestine over the uncensored wires. The movements of the naval and military forces, not understood by the civilian population, are bewildering the Jewish and the Arab population alike.
The Palestine events have had a strong repercussion in all Arab neighboring countries.
In addition to the manifestations held in Damascus and Beirut, where it was said that a group of local Jews joined the Moslems in protesting against the Zionsts, there were manifestations held in other parts of Syria. The movement has a pan-Arabic character and it is said that the leaders plan an appeal to Ibn Sand, the mighty Wahabi king of Hedjas and Nejd, to utilize the present moment for realizing the plan for an all-Arab confederation.
Arab sources state that the Transjordanian tribes are greatly agitated over the events. The rumor is spreading that the Mosque of Omar is in danger. It is stated that Sultan Atrash, chief of the Druzes, is gathering forces in the Negeb, preparing to join the Transjordanian tribes for an invasion into Palestine.