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Colonial Secretary Asking Palestine High Commissioner for Report on Murders of Jewish Hikers in Pale

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in the House of Commons to-day whether his attention had been called to the murder of a young Jew and Jewess on the coast north of Tel Aviv, and to the difficulty experienced by the police in making an arrest, and whether he was now prepared to allow the Jews the right to carry weapons for self-defence in face of the dangers surrounding them.

Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, the Colonial Secretary, replied that he had seen a reference to this incident in the press, and is asking the High Commissioner for a report.