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5,709 Acts of Violence Listed in 1938

The British Government’s annual Palestine report to the Permanent Mandates Commission, made public here today, lists 5,709 acts of violence during 1938.

The report emphasizes that the chief difference in the course of events from the previous year lay in the gradual development of Arab gang warfare under organized, coordinated lines. It estimates that 1,000 gangsters were killed by the Government forces in 1938.

The report estimates the excess of expenditures over revenues for the year ending March, 1939, at £1,642,000, which was covered by Government grants totalling £1,811,000.