Fears of Entry Curb Allayed As Palestine Issues 6-month Schedule of 4,870 Certificates

The Government today announced an immigration schedule of 4,870 certificates for the six months ending April, 1939, somewhat allaying fears that the British Government was planning to restrict or entirely abrogate immigration in a move to halt the Arab rebellion.

Included in the new schedule are 2,020 certificates for capitalist immigrants who possess at least $5,000, 1,150 for laborers and 1,450 for dependents of residents in Palestine. The schedule for the last six-month period provided for issuance of 3,440 certificates.

Five Arab bandsmen were killed in a clash with troops today as a force of 2,500 British soldiers began combing the area between Nazareth and Acre in a mop-up drive against rebel bands. The clash occurred on the Safed road, near Tamra. A Jewess named Feingersh died last night of wounds sustained in an Arab attack several days ago. She was born in Palestine.

The Zionist General Council will convene in special session in London on Nov. 11, with the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine meeting there five days later, it was announced here last night. Moshe Shertok, head of the Jewish agency’s political department, will leave for London by plane tomorrow to attend the meetings.

An Arab women’s committee delivered a memorandum to United States Consul General George H. Wadsworth protesting against the American attitude on the Palestine situation and reminding him of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination of peoples.

Wallace Murray, Head of the Near East division of the United States Department, spent two days here during a tour of the Near East. He met High Commissioner Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael, Mr. Shertok, President Judah Magnes of the Hebrew University; Julius Simon, president of the Palestine Economic Corporation; Mrs. Rose Halperin, former president of Hadassah, high Government officials and prominent Arab leaders.

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