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Chancellor Says New Rules Restrict Jews’ Right to Wall

The Arab Press today publishes an answer made by Sir John Chancellor. High Commissioner of Palestine to Emil Abdullah. ruler of Transjordania. In a memorandum sent to the Palestine High Commissioner, the Transjordan ruler threatened to join Palestine Arabs in a revolt if any infringement of the status quo of the Wailing Wall occurred.

In his reply, Chancellor declared that the temporary instructions regarding the regulations at the Wailing Wall were based on the White Paper of 1928. They restricted Jewish rights and met with Jewish protests. He agreed with Emir Abdullah that the suppression of disturbances by force is insufficient and that it is necessary to dissipate Arabs fears for their rights, as well as their hatred. He now pursues this purpose he stated.

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