Jerusalem (May. 21)
The complaint of Arab dispossession from the land because of Jewish occupation was repeated to-day by Arab squatters to the Acting High Commissioner, Mr. Young, when he visited the Wadi Pavarith area, which figured prominently in the enquiries of the Shaw Commission on this question, although it has been established that the Jewish National Fund has fully compensated the Arab squatters and that there are no unemployed among these squatters.
When Mr. Young came to Hederah, the Jewish colonists there asked him to see that the Government should repair the road and provide public security, and should speed up the settlement of the dispute regarding the Infiat lands, which has been dragging for years because of the claims made to these lands by the Arab squatters. The colonists obtained the impression from Mr. Young’s reply that his attitude is rather negative towards their demands.
At the Jewish colony of Zichron Jacob, Mr. Young was given a reception, which was also attended by the neighbouring Arab villagers, and he expressed satisfaction in his speech at the Arab-Jewish friendship which he saw there. The Government was doing its best, he said, to provide long term loans to enable the Arab peasants to find markets for their products.