Mobilization of Manpower, Property Authorized in Palestine

Mobilization of Palestine’s manpower and property was authorized today in an amendment to the Emergency Powers Act of 1939 published in a special edition of the official Palestine Gazette.

The amendment provides for “requiring persons to place themselves, their services and property at His Majesty’s disposal as appears to him expedient for public safety and the defense of the realm, maintenance of public order or efficient prosecution of any war or maintenance of supplies or services essential to the life of the community.”

Anti-aircraft batteries opened fire on an unidentified plane flying over Haifa late yesterday.

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