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Mandates Body Disagrees with Shaw Inquiry Freeing Palestine Administration of Riot Blame

Disagreement with the findings of the Palestine Inquiry Commission in freeing the Palestine administration of all responsibility for last August’s disturbances is expressed in the report of the Permanent Mandates Commission to the Council of the League of Nations on its recent extraordinary Palestine session, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns.

It is understood that the Mandates Commission, which at its recent Palestine session subjected the representatives of the British government to a thorough cross-examination on the events leading to the riots and the riots themselves, expresses the opinion that the Palestine administration lacked vigor in dealing with the riots. The Commission’s report is said to point out that the Palestine Mandate imposes upon the mandatory power the double task of establishing the Jewish National Home and self-governing institutions.

On the other hand the Commission, it is learned, points out that the Arabs must realize that these two tasks are interconnected, it being impossible to develop self-ruling institutions without the recognition and development of the Jewish National Home.