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Arab Executive Orders Shops Closed and Prayers May 16

All Arab shops will be closed, special prayers will be said in the Mosques and messages will be sent to High Commissioner Chancellor and the Colonial Office May 11, urging the abolition of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of a national government in Palestine, according to a proclamation issued today by the Arab Executive.

The Arab paper “Meraat Al Shark” is indignant that the Executive did not also order demonstrations and advised the Palestine Arabs to follow the methods of the Indian Moslems.

At a recent All-India Palestine conference of Moslems in Bombay May 16 was declared Palestine Day and all Moslem countries were urged to observe the day.