Dissension Among Arabs Seen Growing
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Dissension Among Arabs Seen Growing

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Signs of dissension among the Arabs increased today as disorders against the Government and the Jews continued in their eleventh week.

An Arab delegation from Lydda visited the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin el Husseini, and demanded that the Arab Supreme Committee pay the $25,000 fine imposed on the Arab city for acts of terrorism. The Mufti rejected the demand on the ground of insufficient funds.

The delegation then demanded that the fine be defrayed from funds collected among Moslems in India for establishment of an Arab university. Most of these funds have been spent on transportation for the committee members.

Hebrew newspapers saw a heightening of the feud between the Mufti’s followers and the adherents of Ragheb Bey Nashashibi, former mayor of Jerusalem.

The Nashashibi followers, according to the papers, demanded that Husseini and Mayor Hussein Khalidi of Jerusalem formally join the Arab general strike to preclude official declarations that the Jerusalem municipality and the Moslem Supreme Council were not striking.

Khalidi reportedly replied that it was impossible for him to strike because Jews were prepared to take over the municipal government. He cited the example of Haifa where the Government appointed new municipal officials to replace striking Arabs.

A Quaker missionary, Rev. Daniel Oliver, has arrived here with proposals from Emir Abdullah, Arab ruler of Transjordan, for finding a way to restore order in Palestine, it was reported last night.

Rev. Oliver was said to have come from Amman with the suggestion that the authorities permit a delegation of Arab leaders now held in concentration camps to visit the Emir to discuss with him a method of restoring peace.

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