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Return of Arab Exiles to Palestine Discussed by British Envoy, Egyptian Leader

Ali Maher Pasha, chief of the Egyptian Cabinet, in an interview published in Al Ahram, revealed that negotiations had taken place between himself and British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson for repatriation of exiled Palestine Arab leaders.

The negotiations had been in progress two months, Ali Maher said, and aimed at reducing tension in Palestine as a step towards solution of the Holy Land problem advantageous to British and Arabs, with the consent of the Arab states. The amnesty would affect all persons sentenced by Palestine military courts, who, together with exiles, were estimated by Ali Maher at 20,000.