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Martial Law Looms for Palestine As Britain Prepares Reinforcements

Martial law loomed for the Holy Land today as the British War Office cancelled military maneuvers at Sussex in order to be in a position to rush more troops into the strife-torn area at short notice.

It was learned that the decision to send additional reinforcements into Palestine to quell the 20-week-old disorders was the direct result of yesterday’s discussion of the Palestine situation by the British Cabinet.

Well-informed circles believe that martial law is now inevitable.

The Evening Standard reported this afternoon that Sir John Simon, Home Secretary, and William Ormsby-Gore, Colonial Secretary, were in conference at Downing St. Over new dispatches that had been received from High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope.

David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the Palestine executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, was received by the Colonial Secretary prior to leaving for Palestine.

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