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Grand Mufti Charges Jews Aim at Seizing Mosque of Omar

That the Jews intend to take the Mosque of Omar from the Arabs to rebuild the Temple of King Solomon was the charge made by the Grand Mufti of Palestine in an interview with the correspondent of the “Daily Telegraph.” According to the correspondent, the Grand Mufti showed him a sheaf of telegrams received from Moslems in India, Egypt, Syria, Turkey and the United States, exhorting him to continue his fight until he has secured the abrogation of the Balfour Declaration. He was particularly pleased with a telegram from Agakhan, multi-millionaire Indian Moslem leader, stating that he is raising a fund for the relief of the Arabs, suffering as the result of the disturbances in Safed.

The Grand Mufti stated that he desires a friendly alliance with the British Empire on the part of all Arab peoples united in a single nation. “Do you imagine we turned against the Turks in order to form under the rule of the Jews?” he asked.

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