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Arab Parties Meet Today to Frame Reply on Council

High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope today visited Nablus in an effort, it was reported, to convince Arab leaders to agree to the establishment of a legislative council for Palestine.

Arab parties are scheduled to meet tomorrow to formulate a reply to the High Commissioner’s proclamation of a council on December 20.

The party of the Grand Mufti and that of the Arab Youth Congress today adopted resolutions rejecting the council and demanding an Arab national government and a law-making parliament. The council as outlined by the High Commissioner would have limited powers, with complete veto rights vested in the High Commissioner.