Arab Leader Wounded by Assassin in Jaffa
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Arab Leader Wounded by Assassin in Jaffa

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AN ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE FAKHRI NASHASHIBI, PROMINENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WHICH IS OPPOSED TO THE GRAND MUFTI, WAS MADE TODAY AS HE SAT IN AN ARAB CAFE HERE. HE WAS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED.

NASHASHIBI RECENTLY RETURNED FROM DAMASCUS, WHERE HE PURPORTEDLY WENT TO ORGANIZE SENTIMENT IN FAVOR OF PARTITION OF PALESTINE, SAID TO BE INCLUDED AMONG RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE BRITISH ROYAL COMMISSION. THE GRAND MUFTI, HAJ AMIN EL HUSSEINI, IS OPPOSED TO PARTITION.

THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION GAVE POINT TO FEARS THAT A CAMPAIGN OF MURDER AND TERRORISM WOULD BREAK OUT IF EXPECTATIONS OF PARTITION ARE FULFILLED BY THE COMMISSION’S REPORT, PUBLICATION OF WHICH HAS BEEN SET FOR JULY 8.

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