JERUSALEM (Oct. 18)
Practical martial law, although not bearing that name, was imposed throughout Palestine tonight. power to nominate military officers to take over the duties of government district commissioners, who will continue to act as political advisers to the civil administration, was granted by high Commissioner Sir Harold A. MacMichael to Major-General Robert H. Hailing, General. Officer in Command of British forces in Palestine. The military authorities began taking over the execution of measures for defence and security.