Jerusalem (Aug. 18)
A crisis in the Palestine Arab Executive was precipitated today by the sudden dismissal of Auni Abdul Hadi, as counsel of the Moslem Supreme Council of which the Grand Mufti is the president. Auni’s friends are remarking that this is his reward for his labors for the Arab cause before the Palestine Inquiry Commission, as a member of the Arab delegation to London and as counsel for the Moslems at the hearings of the Wailing Wall Commission.
While no cause has been given for the unexpected dismissal it is alleged that the Grand Mufti is jealous of the growing power and influence of Auni Abdul Hadi. Arab political leaders here now expect that Auni will join the opposition group that has been fighting the Grand Mufti.
The dismissal of Auni as counsel to the Moslem Supreme Council will not affect his position as secretary of the Arab Executive but it is expected that the conflict between the Arab Executive and the Moslem Supreme Council, long smouldering, will now break out.