Army Gets Full Power to Suppress Revolt

THE BRITISH CABINET HAS GIVEN “UNLIMITED POWERS” TO THE MEN ON THE SPOT TO DEAL WITH ANY EMERGENCY IN PALESTINE ARISING FROM ARRESTS OF ARAB LEADERS, THE DAILY EXPRESS REPORTED TODAY. THE BRITISH ARMY IN PALESTINE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO UNDERTAKE ON ITS OWN RESPONSIBILITY FULLEST MILITARY MEASURES TO SUPPRESS ANY NEW ATTEMPT AT A REVOLT, THE REPORT SAID.

THE SUNDAY TIMES PRAISED THE BRITISH ACTION IN PALESTINE, ALTHOUGH IT CRITICIZED THE DELAY IN TAKING IT. AN EDITORIAL WARNED THAT THE TASK WAS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL THE GUNMEN WERE CAUGHT, AND SAID LENIENCY TOWARD TERRORISM WOULD ENCOURAGE IT TO GROW LIKE A PRAIRIE FIRE.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH AND MANCHESTER GUARDIAN ALSO PRAISED THE MEASURES.

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