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Knowledge of Arabic to Be Necessary in Palestine Police Force: but Nothing Said of Hebrew.

No officer or constable of the British Section of the Palestine Police Force will be eligible for promotion or increment unless he has qualified in an examination in elementary Arabic, says an order issued here by the Commandant of Police, which will become effective on December 1st. Knowledge of English will in future be necessary for promotion to the rank of Police Inspector. No reference is made in the order, it is pointed out, to any need of knowing the Hebrew language.