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Arabs Fly Black Flags on Balfour Declaration Day

Black flags hung from the windows of numerous buildings here today as Arabs commemorated the 19th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which promised Palestine as a national homeland for the Jews, the Havas News Agency reported.

Contrary to established custom, the Jews themselves refrained from celebrating the declaration, made in 1917.

A rumored Arab strike failed to materialize, but the Arab high committee made public a manifesto calling for revocation of the declaration.

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