Jerusalem (Sep. 24)
The Arab slogan, “Sell Jews everything but land,” is being improved upon by the sheiks of the village Chuarem, who published a statement in the “Felestin” lamenting the fact that they are obliged to leave a stretch of land purchased and paid for by Jews.
An appeal to the Grand Mufti to convene Islamic preachers throughout Palestine to decide upon the erection of a monument in the form of a mosque or a school house to the Arabs killed in the outbreak, was published in the Arab paper “El Carmel.”
The Arab dead are represented as martyrs. A relief campaign in favor of Arab sufferers, including the families of those Arabs who were killed in action against the British troops, has been extended to Iraq, where more than 30.000 rupees have been collected. King Feisul is reported to have made a contribution of 1,000 rupees.
The conference of Moslem preachers is urged to consider plans whereby Arab owners of orange land or groves, who contemplated selling them to Jews, be enabled to retain their property. The establishment of an Arab match factory by an Arab cigarette firm is advocated to compete with a similar Jewish enterprise.
HYMN OF HATE PUBLISHED
The Arab newspaper “Surat Mustakim” published a “hymn of hate” with the refrain: “Guard your country. which your fathers won. Strike down the Jews. Allah’s will be done.”
EX-KING HUSSEIN SENDS MESSAGE TO PALESTINE ARABS
Ex-King Hussein, receiving Sadki Dejani, a member of the Moslem Supreme Council of Jerusalem on a visit to Cyprus, expressed regret over the recent Palestine outbreak and especially at the dissension among the Arabs themselves. “By Allah, you know I should not have been a miserable exile but for my intervention in behalf of Palestine,” he said, urging the Arabs to cease fighting among themselves.
Sadki Dejani reports on his return to Jerusalem that he was given documents by Hussein purporting to contain promises to the Arabs more important than the Balfour Declaration, but the Arabs did not know how to use them, Hussein declared.