Jerusalem (Oct. 23)
Disregarding strict warnings by the Government and despite all indications that Syria and not Palestine was the destination of a contraband cargo of arms and munitions seized at Jaffa last week, agitation against the Jews continued unabated today.
Following a conference of Arab leaders, who on Monday called a general Arab strike against Jews, another memorandum was today presented to the Government. Earlier this week a memorandum over the signatures of the Grand Mufti and former Mayor Nashashibi protested to the Government against what it termed the dangers of “an armed Jewry.”
Yesterday’s report in the Arab press that Captain Alfred William Riggs, assistant superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Department, had departed for Scotland Yard in connection with the hunt for the exporters of the smuggled munitions, was today branded false. It was officially stated at the department that Captain Riggs had gone to London on a furlough.