Colonial Office Issues Statement on Palestine Situation

The Colonial Office statement on the Palestine situation, issued Friday evening declared :

“Quiet is reported from all districts. Our forces are actively employed in searching for hidden arms and apprehending suspected persons. In the Safed and Haifa districts, the Jewish colonies are being re-occupied.

“No confirmation has been received of unofficial reports which were circulated to the effect that an engagement had taken place at Gaza in which British forces are alleged to have been in action against Bedouins from the Sinai peninsula and suffered heavy losses. On the contrary, later, official reports from the same area indicate that all is quiet there.”

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