LONDON (Nov. 1)
The long-awaited Palestine Partition Commission’s report has been received by the government and is being carefully considered, the house of commons was informed today by colonial secretary Malcolm Macdonald. he said the Woodhead report would be published together with a statement of the government’s intentions shortly after the beginning of the new session, nov. 8.
Detailing the reinforcements sent to Palestine and the measures for handing overcontrol to the military authorities, mr. Macdonald declared there were sufficient forces at the disposal of the general officer in command (major-general Robert H. Haining to restore order, but the process of suppressing rebels and reestablishing civil administration in outlying areas “may take a considerable time.”
Casualties for the three months ending yesterday were 29 British, 144 Jews and 231 Arabs killed; 75 British, 230 Jews and 179 Arabs wounded. in addition, more than 400 known Arab rebels were killed and a large number were wounded.
Meanwhile, the Arab delegation sent by the recent Cairo Arab Congress to present a series of resolutions concerning the situation in pales tine to the British government arrived here today. the delegation is led by Mohammed Ali Alibi, former member of the Egyptian Cabinet, and includes Farisbey el Khury, of Syria, as well as representatives of India. It is expected they will be received during the week by Mr. MacDonald.
Establishment of an Arab state in Palestine would make the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem the General Franco of a Fascist Eastern Mediterranean, L. Banansky, general secretary of the Zionist Organization of Great “Britain and Ireland, declared tonight at a meeting of the “1912 Club.” Britain must be careful, he warned, to find out whether an Arab Palestine with Fascist tendencies would collaborate with the democracies or with the Rome-Berlin axis.