Failure to Control Arab Officials Brings Geneva Rebuke on Palestine Regime

CONTINUING ITS EXAMINATION OF THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT’S 1936 REPORT, THE PERMANENT MANDATES COMMISSION OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS WAS UNDERSTOOD TODAY TO HAVE DELIVERED A STINGING REBUKE TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR A SUPINE ATTITUDE TOWARDS ITS OWN ARAB OFFICIALS.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, IT WAS RELIABLY LEARNED, EXPRESSED AMAZEMENT AT THE GOVERNMENT’S LACK OF AUTHORITY AS MANIFESTED IN A PETITION OF ARAB GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO THE MANDATES COMMISSION.

THE EXPLANATION OFFERED BY THE BRITISH REPRESENTATIVES, THAT THE ARAB OFFICIALS PREFERRED THE LESSER EVIL OF ADDRESSING THE PETITION IN ORDER TO SOOTHE THE ANGER OF THEIR FANATIC COMPATRIOTS WHO WISHED TO FORCE THEM TO JOIN THE ARAB GENERAL STRIKE, MERELY INCREASED THE ASTONISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION MEMBERS.

THE COMMISSION WAS OBLIGED TO CONCLUDE FROM THIS, IT WAS UNDERSTOOD, THAT THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT HAD SHOWN A STAGGERING INCAPACITY TO PROTECT ITS OWN OFFICIALS AS WELL AS ITS AUTHORITY AND PRESTIGE.

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