Jerusalem (Dec. 10)
British officials are buying land in Transjordania and are invading the country, declares a report from Transjordan which appears in the Arab publication, “Al Jamia Arabia.”
British officials in Transjordania, according to the report, are cultivating large areas of most fertile land without intervention from any one. This danger, the paper says, is even greater than that of Zionism because who will dare to protest against such officials as Peake Pasha?
The correspondent of the paper relates that he was informed that Peake Pasha, the commander of the Transjordan Frontier Force, has acquired and is continuing to acquire thousands of dunams of land in the vicinity of Akaba which he has registered in his name at the Land Registry Office in Amman. These lands, according to the correspondent, are very fertile and even more fit for orange growing than that of Palestine.