New Wall Regulations Provisional Until Status Quo Definition

The new regulations on the use of the Wailing Wall were set up provisionally, pending determination of what constitutes the status quo by an authoritative body which is to be constituted, declares an official communique issued by the government here today. The communique reads:

“In the interest of good order, the High Commissioner issued certain instructions to officers of the government with regard to the use of the Wailing Wall. These instructions are of a temporary or provisional character. They do not purport to define the existing rights of either the Moslems or the Jews nor to prejudice the rights and claims of the Jews or Moslems. These instructions will remain in force only pending the determination of the existing rights by an authoritative body, which the High Commissioner has instructed the Secretary of State to cause to be constituted.”

Sir Boyd Merriman and Viscount Erleigh, who are to represent the Jews before the Commission of Inquiry, arrived here today.

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