Jerusalem (Oct. 17)
The Arab general strike in which Arab and Christian Moslems participated, ended uneventfully last night. That the strike has ended was announced by Propresey, secretary of the Arab Executive, in a statement to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Propresey declared that the end of the strike included Transjordania where considerable agitation occurred, the results of which are not yet known.
While the one day general strike was uneventful, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that the Palestine government had warned the Arabs that the least disturbance would be dealt with summarily. The military and the police had been ordered to fire at the first indication of trouble.
The Arab strike in which the Arab boatmen participated affected the landing of passengers. While the steamer Alesia, bringing 550 passengers, including 400 Chaluzim, pioneers, successfully landed its passengers Tuesday, the steamer Anchor was obliged to proceed to Beirut to discharge 40 Chaluzim, while the Adria, which arrived yesterday with 170 passengers, was forced to wait until today in order to land them.
Disregarding the advice of the Jaffa District Commissioner the Jews of Jaffa opened their shops yesterday.
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The strike did not affect the Tiberias region where the Arabs and the Jews conducted business as usual.
Arab workers reported for work in the Jewish orange groves in Petach Tikvah, as well as at their jobs in the construction of the road which the government is building from Petach Tikvah north. Arabs also reported for work in Rishon Le Zion, Rehoboth. Zichron Jacob, Hedera, Afula, Nahalal and other colonies. It is further reported that the quarrying works at Athlit were in full working order on the day of the strike.