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Secrecy is Watchword As Tegart Overhalls Palestine Police System to Fight Terrorists

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ARAB TERRORISM IN PALESTINE IS TO BE FOUGHT BY NEW, SECRET METHODS TO BE INTRODUCED BY SIR CHARLES TEGART, THE NEW ADVISER TO THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT, THE J.T.A. LEARNED TODAY IN WELL-INFORMED CIRCLES.

THE NEW METHODS WILL BE BASED ON THOSE SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED BY SIR CHARLES IN CRUSHING THE TERRORIST GANGS IN BENGAL.

SECRECY IS THE FIRST WEAPON TO BE USED. FOLLOWING THE EXPERIENCE OF THE AUTHORITIES LAST MONTH WHEN, DESPITE THE MOST ELABORATE PRECAUTIONS, THEIR PLANS TO ARREST THE ARAB NATIONALIST LEADERS, WERE PREMATURELY DISCLOSED, PERMITTING SOME OF THE WANTED MEN TO ESCAPE, NEW SYSTEMS OF POLICE COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED, GUARANTEEING AGAINST REPETITION OF SUCH “LEAKAGES.”

IT IS REPORTED HERE IN WELL-INFORMED CIRCLES THAT SIR CHARLES TEGART IS ALREADY IN PALESTINE AND THAT, INDEED, HE BEGAN HIS NEW WORK EVEN PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS APPOINTMENT BY COLONIAL-SECRETARY WILLIAM ORMSBY-GORE IN PARLIAMENT LAST MONTH.

SIR CHARLES, ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED HERE, WILL WORK THROUGH A SMALL CORPS OF TRUSTED SECRET SERVICE OFFICIALS. THE GOVERNMENT IS DETERMINED NOT TO PERMIT ANY INFORMATION TO LEAK OUT AS TO HIS MOVEMENTS OR ACTIVITIES AND NO ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO BE MADE WITH REGARD TO HIS MOVEMENTS OR PLANS.

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