London (Apr. 17)
Another outburst in Palestine in June is the prediction of a special correspondent who writes in today’s “Morning Post.” He says that the point on which there is general agreement among Britons, Jew and Arab is that further trouble is practically certain.
The “Morning Post’s” correspondent says that three dates were generally regarded as most likely to bring trouble, the coinciding of Easter with Passover and the Moslem festival of Nebi Musa, the date of the publication of the Inquiry Commission’s report and the third, some time in June.
He points out that by that time sufficient time will have passed for public opinion on both sides to have hardened regarding the report. The orange season is already drawing to a close and by the end of May, he avers, the Winter crop of wheat and barley will have been harvested and the most trying climatic period of the year will have come to an end. There will be nothing doing for the moment, he writes and the minds of the people will be free to turn again to political considerations.
There are few Jews, he concludes, at any event, in the country “who have not their automatic pistol and few Arabs who cannot lay their hands upon a serviceable rifle when ‘der tag’ comes again.”