Arab Executive Head Warns Wauchope Against Continued Jewish Palestine Immigration
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Arab Executive Head Warns Wauchope Against Continued Jewish Palestine Immigration

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Musa Kazim, president of the Arab Executive, who last Friday was solicitously escorted by the police out of the zone of firing in Jaffa, today addressed a memorandum to the High Commissioner, Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, couched in the strongest language, insisting that a complete stoppage of immigration is the only way to prevent further unrest in Palestine, and protesting against the shooting of Arabs by the police and military. It was learned that the president of the Arab Executive used very threatening terms in the memorandum.

The director of lands, J . N. Stubbs, was tonight appointed special commissioner controlling food-stores and fuel materials, under the emergency regulations for public purposes in the event of necessity.

The official communique issued by the Palestine government states that last night was very quiet and without incident, although the general strike called by the Arab Executive is proceeding.

All Palestine is anxiously awaiting tomorrow, which is the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. It is thought here that this week-end will probably be a testing time for the future course of events in Palestine.


The entire port of Jaffa was at a standstill yesterday due to the strike of the Arab longshoremen. A heavy guard has been mounted at the port as a precautionary measure. A large group of immigrants was unable to land at Jaffa owing to the complete tie-up of the port.

According to an official communique issued by the government of Palestine yesterday, a large crowd assembled at Tulkarem. The leaders and notables in the crowd were summoned by the district officer and transmitted to him their protests on recent events in Palestine, receiving from him the assurances given the Arab leaders by the High Commissioner, Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope. The Arab notables then assisted in dispersing the crowd of Arabs in a peaceful manner.

A report from Amman, capital of Transjordania, states that there was some disorder there when Arabs demonstrated in sympathy with the Arabs of Palestine. The crowd assailed Peake Pasha, comamndant of the Arab Legion. The demonstration was quickly broken up by the authorities.

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