JERUSALEM (Aug. 23)
Negotiations between the Government and the Palestine Arabs through foreign Arab dignitaries for cessation of current disorders were deadlocked tonight when the adherents of Haj Amin el Husseini, the Grand Mufti, avoided a clear understanding pending return of a delegation of Arab leaders from London.
Foreign Arab rulers appeared earlier to be making headway in mediating between the Government and the Arabs, while disorders, entering their nineteenth week, resulted in eleven Arab and two Jewish fatalities.
Following the release yesterday by order of High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope of 25 Arab leaders imprisoned in a concentration camp at Sarafend, the news that 25 more will be freed was taken as indication that progress was being made in negotiations to end Arab terrorism.
The second group of Arab chiefs, expected to be released tomorrow, include Auni Bey Abdul Hadi, former secretary of the Arab Supreme Committee and a leader of the Arab youth, and Hassan Sidky el Dajani, an important Arab leader.
Emir Feisal, son of King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, was expected to arrive here to participate in the negotiations.
The Jewish Agency for Palestine, it was learned, made strong representations to the Government against interference by foreign rulers in the affairs of mandated Palestine, holding that this act in itself was a concession to the Arabs.
Meanwhile, eleven Arabs were reported killed yesterday in a sharp engagement with British troops near the colony of Karkur. The Jewish toll in current disorders reached 75 when Shoshana Litznitzki.
17-year-old girl, and Reuben Strauss, 23, died of wounds received in the ambush of an automobile at Kfar Saba last Friday.
An Arab special policeman and a Jew were slightly injured in strong attacks on Jerusalem suburbs and Beit Vegan. An attack was also launched against Sanhedria.
The Jews of the ancient city of Safed, in an ultimatum to the authorities, declared they would quit the city unless Jacob Bergman, Jewish administrative officer suddenly transferred to Haifa, was reinstated. After recent disorders in Safed, Bergman was replaced by Hilmi Husseini an Arab.
Ten houses in the Arab city of Nablus were demolished today as a punitive measure for constant shooting at troops that has occurred there.