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the Mandatory power already approved by the League.

Pierre Orts, Belgian member of the commission, who was reporter on the Revisionist petition, discussed Jewish security, stressed in the petition, on the ground that the Jewish population of Palestine was worried by the fact that Arabs made up sixty per cent of the police; while the weak British garrison arouses little confidence in the country’s security.


The Mandatory did, however, state to the commission as far back as 1932 that it could guarantee the preservation of order with the existing means at its disposal, Orts pointed out.

The Kibutz Galuyoth petition asked the commission to draw the attention of Great Britain to the fact that instead of encouraging immigration to Palestine and the Transjordan, immigration was being sharply restricted.

The report stated that several of the explanations furnished by the Mandatory power as to illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine contradicted other explanations made, but, said the commission, the condition depicted by the petition was not acute and therefore could be discussed at length at future sessions of the commission.

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