JERUSALEM (May. 24)
A peace enforced by one of the most imposing concentrations of military forces in the Holy Land since the days of the World War prevailed throughout Palestine Saturday as the Arab general strike against Jewish immigration entered its sixth week.
Arab rioters who since April 19 have brought death to 26 Jews and one Christian, seventeen of their own number dying, appeared cowed by the sight of British troops in full war equipment, bombing planes, tanks, armored cars and police equipped with machine guns.
Traffic in Jerusalem was at a standstill this morning as it was on all roads leading northward to Afuleh.
Mixed Arab and Jewish crowds peacefully lined up in front of police stations to obtain travel permits, made necessary by yesterday’s order closing all central and southern Palestine roads to traffic without special permission from the authorities.
The permits, good for one day only, will be examined by troops and police stationed at intervals along the specified routes.