Jerusalem (Oct. 18)
The Arab Executive intends to call another general strike throughout Palestine for next Wednesday, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns, despite the general feeling that the strike held this Wednesday was a failure inasmuch as it included only shopkeepers, neither laborers nor farmers joining.
Although the strike was uneventful in Palestine where it occurred, false reports circulated in Syria and Transjordania have caused a considerable stir, with the result that Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine issued a demand to the Arab Executive to refute the false statements. It is believed this request has been complied with. In Syria, misleading messages were circulated by the Moslem Wailing Wall Committee of Jerusalem, to the effect that the Palestine Government has turned the pavement adjoining the Wall area into an open synagogue. Similar false reports circulated in Transjordania necessitated a hurried consultation here with Resident Cox and High Commissioner Chancellor, as a result of which the Arab Executive was obliged to wire a correction. Information, received through French sources, declares that a demonstration was held in Beirut.
As an aftermath of the strike, much
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(Continued from Page 1) excitement was caused in Nablus when Assistant Director of Education Farrell lectured the pupils in the government schools for their non-attendance on Wednesday, following which the report was circulated that Farrell had beaten some of the boys. In protest the Arab shops were closed again.
Unfounded reports have reached Jerusalem that a mob attempted to storm the police barracks, but were repulsed with casualities.