Jerusalem (Aug. 9)
The Revisionist paper, Haam, was suspended today for an indefinite period by the Palestine Government for an editorial in which the paper suggested that the Palestine authorities staged and managed the incitement of the Arabs against the Jews in connection with the agitation of the Arabs to liquidate the sealed armouries in the Jewish colonies.
While the Arab papers have announced their own suspension beginning with Monday for one week as protest against the Government, the Al Hayat publishes a special article accusing the Palestine Government as being the cause of the excitement now prevailing in Palestine. “The Government,” the Arab paper writes, “is the cause of all the disturbances in this country. If the reprehensible Mandate and the Jewish National Home were not in existence, if the Government did not arm the Jewish colonies, no disturbances or excitement would ever take place.”
Referring to the report which the Palestine Government submitted to the League of Nations, and in which it is stated that the Government did not desire to hold elections for Municipality Councils in Palestine because it fears that such elections might open the door to disturbances and excitement, the Arab paper writes:
“If it were supposed that the elections are likely to create disturbances, then why does not the Government give up all the pretense to civilization, and return to the Middle Ages, governing like a despot and being responsible to none? Why does Britain pretend that she came to prepare us for self-government? If there are no elections how can there be a representative government?”