LONDON (Jul. 27)
Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald announced to the House of Commons today measures to quell the Palestine disorders which have taken close to 200 lives in July. Recruiting of 236 additional British police to be sent to Palestine as early as possible is now in progress, Mr. MacDonald said, and the Palestine Government is proceeding as rapidly as it can with the construction of military roads. He said he had no information on who was financing the Arabs.
The following cable was received today by the Colonial Secretary from Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael, Palestine High Commissioner: “There have been no major incidents during the last 24 hours. an unexploded land mine of skilled manufacture was found planted in the jerusalem Old City yesterday. One suspected Jew was detained.”
The political correspondent of the Daily Express reported that the British Cabinet has decided not to impose martial law on Palestine, since it considers present military forces in Palestine, with the proposed reinforcements, would be adequate. Writing in The Daily Sketch, the commentator Candidus declared that the Arabs could not survive without the help of the Jews. He said there was no question of Britain cutting its responsibilities in Palestine.
It is reported that the Egyptian Premier will discuss the Palestine situation Friday with Mr. MacDonald.