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Arabs List Demands

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The principal points of the Arab demands with regard to the political future of Palestine are laid down in a statement, termed “the Arab Charter for Palestine” and signed by the Arab delegate in London, Dr. Izzat Tannous. The statement follows:

“I am asked on behalf of my compatriots to set forth the Arab Charter as follows:

“I. That the people already in Palestine, whether Arab or Jew, shall be regarded as the Trustees of the Holy Land.

“2. That a National Government shall be formed, according equal, political, civil and religious rights to all, independent of race and creed.

“3. That representation in such Government shall be in proportion to population, but that Minority rights shall be guaranteed.

“4. That a Treaty safeguarding the legitimate interests of Great Britain, on lines similar to those of Egypt or Iraq, shall be made between great Britain and Palestine.

“5. That the Mandate shall end with the signing of the Treaty, all further immigration into Palestine being suspended until its signature, the assumption being that the British Government has fulfilled its obligation to the Jews in regard to the ‘National Home’ in Palestine.”

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