Palestine Mufti Surrenders to British; Back in Palestine Under Surveillance

The grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, who fled from Palestine to escape arrest by the British authorities for his outspoken anti-British, anti-Jewish and pro-Axis activities financed from Home and Berlin, is now back in Palestine, it was learned here today. He is reported as being held as a political prisoner “somewhere in Palestine” under special surveillance.

The Mufti who as a fugitive from Palestine conducted pro-Axis propaganda among the Arabs in Syria and Iraq and was forced to flee to Iran when the Nazi coup in Iraq failed, apparently surrendered to the British when the Anglo-Soviet armies entered Iran. “He can no longer be considered a danger to the Allied cause,” well-informed British circles stated today to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The surrender of the Mufti, it was understood here, is due to the fact that he considers the Aris cause as lost and wishes to devote his entire attention to the furthering of the interests of the Arab people under the leadership of the Allies. Efforts to induce him to make a public statement to this effect, however, were without avail.

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