Arabs Will “fight to Death” Against Zionist, Leader Says in Geneva

ARABS WILL “EIGHT TO THE DEATH” AGAINST POLITICAL OPPONENTS IN PALESTINE, ALTHOUGH THEY WISH TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ALL INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTRY, AUN BEY ABDUL HADI, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARAB HIGH COMMITTEE, SAID HERE TODAY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CORRESPONDENT OF THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY.

ALTHOUGH HE CAME HERE AS HEAD OF A GROUP OF OBSERVERS AT THE SESSION OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS MANDATES COMMISSION, WHICH WAS DEVOTED TO CONSIDERATION OF THE BRITISH PLAN TO DIVIDE PALESTINE INTO THREE PARTS, AUN BEY ABDUL HADI SPOKE PARTICULARLY OF THE RECENT ZIONIST CONGRESS AT ZURICH, WHICH AUTHOR ZED NEGOTIATIONS WITH LONDON TOWARD THE CREATION OF A JEWISH STATE IN THE HOLY LAND.

“THE CONGRESS REVEALED COMPLETELY JEWISH AMBITIONS IN PALESTINE,” HE SAID. “THE ZIONISTS, MODERATES AS WELL AS WELL AS EXTREMISTS, LOUDLY PROCLAIMED THEIR WILL TO FOUND IN PALESTINE THE JEWISH STATE OF WHICH THEY HAVE DREAMED SO MUCH.

“IF WE STUDY THE RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE ZURICH CONGRESS IN THE LIGHT OF SPEECHES MADE BY ZIONIST LEADERS, ONE SOON UNDERSTANDS THEIR REAL POLITICAL OBJECTIVES. THESE MAY BE SUMMED UP AS FOLLOWS.

“THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE INCLUDING THE LARGEST POSSIBLE PART OF PALESTINE, TO BE FOLLOWED BY WORK TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR LATER TAKING OVER THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING TRANSJORDANIA.

“THE ZIONISTS AT THE CONGRESS APPEARED TO FORGET THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE ARABS, AS THOUGH PALESTINE WERE OUTSIDE THE ARAB WORLD.

“FACED WITH SUCH ZIONIST INTRANSIGEANCE, THE ARABS CAN ONLY UNITE AND WORK ACTIVELY TO ESCAPE THE ZIONIST DANGER BY EVERY MEANS AT THEIR DISPOSAL. IN ANY CASE ARABS HAVE NOT DECIDED TO AGREE TO PARTITION OF THEIR COUNTRY.

“PALESTINE IS A COUNTRY SACRED TO ALL ARABS IN THE WORLD. IT IS ONE AND INDIVISIBLE. THEY HAVE HELD IT FOR 1,400 YEARS, AND WOULD PREFER TO DIE RATHER THAN ABANDON THE LEAST PART OF IT TO THE JEWS.

“ARABS ARE CERTAINLY NOT ANTI-JEWISH, BUT THEY ARE DETERMINED ENEMIES OF THESE JEWISH ZIONISTS WHO WISH TO PERSECUTE ARABS IN PALESTINE UNDER THE PRETEXT OF SAVING FROM PERSECUTION SOME OF THEIR CO-RELIGIONISTS IN CENTRAL EUROPE.

“ARABS DESIRE TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ALL INHABITANTS OF THEIR COUNTRY, JEWISH OR NOT, BUT ARE READY TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH AGAINST THOSE WHO WISH TO PREVENT THEM FROM EXERCISING THEIR NATURAL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS.”

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