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U.S. Consul Denies Advising Americans Quit Palestine

The British Colonial Office declared reports that the American Consul in Jerusalem had advised Americans to leave the interior for the coast of Palestine for possible departure aboard a warship had been “categorically denied” by the Consul himself, an Associated Press despatch from London dated Aug. 30, stated.

“A rumor has been circulated to the effect that the United States Consul General in Palestine has advised Americans to remove to the coast, whenever they could be evacuated by warship.” the Colonial Office statement read.

“The officer administering the Government of Palestine reports that the Consul General has categorically denied giving any general advice of this nature to his nationals.”