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In the face of general Arab opposition in Palestine to partition of the country with the Jews, the followers of Ragheb Bey Nashashibi, former Mayor of Jerusalem, were reported today by the Hebrew newspaper Haaretz to be increasing their agitation for partition.

Meetings in Bethlehem, called by the prominent Arab leader Isaac Bendak, have been adopting resolutions supporting Emir Abdullah, ruler of Transjordan, for king of a Palestinian Arab State, the paper reports.

High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope will leave for London tomorrow and return to Palestine early in July, it was officially announced today.

It was rumored that the High Commissioner’s trip to London had some connection with the final shaping of the report of the Royal Commission on Palestine. The Palestine Post states that he will probably bring the commission’s report and a statement of English Government policy when he returns.

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