Vaad Leumi Hits “Non-Nompetent” Negotiators, Bars Plans Negating State

PALESTINE JEWRY WILL NEVER ACCEPT A PROPOSAL PREVENTING THE JEWS FROM "BUILDING A STATE ON THEIR OWN LAND," THE JEWISH NATIONAL COUNCIL (VAAD LEUMI) ASSERTED TODAY IN A STATEMENT COMMENTING ON REPORTS OF ARAB-JEWISH NEGOTIATIONS.

THE STATEMENT HELD THE REPORTS PROVED "ANTI-ZIONIST INTRIGUES IN JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH CIRCLES" FOR INTRODUCTION OF A NUMERUS CLAUSUS FIXING THE JEWS AS A PERMANENT MINORITY.

ONLY THE JEWISH AGENCY AND THE COUNCIL ARE COMPETENT TO NEGOTIATE ON POLITICAL QUESTIONS, THE STATEMENT DECLARED, AND THEY REPUDIATE THE "NON-COMPETENT" NEGOTIATIONS, WHICH WERE HELD TO BE CAUSING CONSTERNATION AMONG PALESTINE JEWRY, JEWS OF THE DIASPORA AND ALSO DECEIVING BRITISH PUBLIC OPINION.

FIFTY ARAB REFUGEES FROM NEIGHBORING VILLAGES ARRIVED AT SAFED AND RECOUNTED THAT THE VILLAGES OF ACHSANIA AND ARRABA HAD BEEN COMPLETELY ABANDONED BY THEIR INHABITANTS AS A RESULT OF RECENT BATTLES IN THE DISTRICT.

A SECOND ARAB WAS DETAINED IN TEL AVIV IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF THE AGED COUPLE FROM NEW YORK, MR. AND MRS. SAMUEL LEWIS. BOTH WERE REMANDED FOR A FORTNIGHT.

NINE JEWS OF KARKUR AND HEDERA WERE SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED TODAY FROM ACRE CONCENTRATION CAMP AFTER THREE MONTHS’ INTERNMENT. TWENTY-FIVE ARABS WERE ALSO TO BE FREED.

THE GOVERNMENT CATEGORICALLY DENIED A REPORT THAT FIVE BRITISH SOLDIERS HAD BEEN CAPTURED BY ARAB BANDS IN THE NORTH AND EXECUTED IN REPRISAL FOR THE HANGING OF SHEIKH FARHAN ESSADI LAST MONTH UNDER SENTENCE OF AN ARMY COURT. THE REPORT WAS CONTAINED IN A COMMUNIQUE SIGNED BY ABDULLAH AZBAD, DESCRIBED AS COMMANDER OF THE NORTHERN BANDS, ACCORDING TO WHICH ONLY TWO ARABS WERE KILLED IN RECENT FIGHTING. UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATES HAVE PUT THE ARAB SLAIN AT 43.

AN ARAB BOY WAS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED LAST NIGHT WHEN AN ARAB BUS, MISTAKEN FOR JEWISH, WAS SHOT AT NEAR JERUSALEM.

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