Tense Palestine Hears Report on Radio; Press Warned Against Hot Comment

THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT TONIGHT TOOK STERN MEASURES TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AS PALESTINIANS FLOCKED TO LOUDSPEAKERS TO HEAR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S REPORT RECOMMENDING TRIPARTITION OF THE COUNTRY.

HOLDING 18,000 TROOPS AND POLICE READY TO QUELL DISORDERS, THE GOVERNMENT, IN AN ORDER ISSUED BY CHIEF SECRETARY WILLIAM D. BATTERSHILL, WARNED NEWSPAPER EDITORS IT WOULD NOT HESITATE TO SUPPRESS ANY PAPER PRINTING PROVOCATIVE HEADLINES OR COMMENTS ON THE COMMISSION.

WITH TENSION AT FEVER PITCH, LARGE CROWDS ASSEMBLED IN STREETS AND CAFES TO HEAR THE BROADCAST OF THE SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS AND BRITISH CABINET STATEMENT AT 8 P.M. PERFORMANCES IN THEATRES WERE INTERRUPTED TO PERMIT AUDIENCES TO HEAR THE BROADCAST BY HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR ARTHUR GRENFELL WAUCHOPE.

ARAB NOTABLES BACK PARTITION, ASK MUFTI FOR FINANCIAL REPORT

ARAB NOTABLES MET IN HAIFA AND DECIDED TO SUPPORT RAGHEB BEY NASHASHIBI, LEADER OF THE ARAB FORCES FAVORING PARTITION, AND TO DEMAND A FINANCIAL REPORT OF GRAND MUFTI HAJ AMIN EL HUSSEINI, WHO HEADS THE ANTI-PARTITION FACTION.

THE MUFTI, MEANWHILE, WAS REPORTED BY ARAB SOURCES TO HAVE MET FAWZI BEY EL KAKAJI, ARAB TERRORIST LEADER, DURING HIS RECENT VISIT TO SYRIA.

ALTHOUGH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS THREATENED MARTIAL LAW IF DISORDERS BREAK OUT, ARAB AGITATORS WERE ACTIVE IN JAFFA AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES AND JEWS WERE WARNED NOT TO VISIT THE PREDOMINANTLY ARAB CITY.

IN THE PAST TWO DAYS THREE KVUTZOTH (JEWISH COOPERATIVE COLONIES) HAVE TAKEN POSSESSION OF LAND AT STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT POINTS. THESE COLONIES ARE OLEI GERMANIA, NORTH OF EIN CHAROD; CHALUTZEI AMERICA (PIONEERS OF AMERICA), NEAR MISHMAR HAEMEK; THE GENERAL ZIONIST YOUTH, BETWEEN BEISAN AND THE JORDAN RIVER.

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