Jerusalem (Sep. 29)
A well-organized campaign by Arabs to stem the tide of Jewish immigration into Palestine is reported to be under way here.
The current issue of Al Jamea Al Arabea, an organ of the Jerusalem Mufti, contains an article over the signature of “Emil,” which urges rioting by Arabs who, it is asserted, are being threatened with expulsion from their land. Figures are published indicating exaggerated numbers of incoming Jews.
After disclaiming the British Government for being “oblivious” to the swollen immigration, the newspaper says:
“The Government ought to reckon up the number of Jews and Arabs, the area of land available and its absorption capacity, and to ponder whether the position today is not worse than prior to 1929. Can people bear such a situation?”
Other newspapers which are supporting the campaign are Falastin, Al Carmel, Meraat Al Sherk and Al Balagh, a Cairo daily.