Highlights of Royal Commission’s Report

1. BRITISH ROYAL COMMISSION, HEADED BY LORD PEEL, UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED PARTITION OF PALESTINE INTO JEWISH AND ARAB INDEPENDENT STATES AND A BRITISH-MAN-DATED AREA WHICH WOULD INCLUDE JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM AND NAZARETH.

2. BRITISH CABINET ADOPTED THIS AS OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT POLICY AND PREPARED TO ENFORCE IT, WARNING THAT MARTIAL LAW WILL BE IMPOSED IF SERIOUS DISORDERS OCCUR.

3. COMMISSION’S 404-PAGE REPORT APPORTIONED BLAME FOR PALESTINE’S TROUBLES AMONG ARABS, JEWS, BRITISH ADMINISTRATION, THE LEAGUE MANDATE TERMS AND BRITAIN’S CONFLICTING PROMISES TO JEWS AND ARABS DURING WORLD WAR.

4. REPORT HELD PARTITION OFFERED ONLY HOPE OF PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF RECURRING DISORDERS IN HOLY LAND.

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