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Anti-typhus Laboratories Will Be Established in Palestine, British Authorities Report

Special laboratories to supply anti-typhus vaccine for the Middle East will be set up in Palestine as a precautionary measure to check the possible spread of typhus from Nazi-held territories, British health authorities reported here today.

The London Times today carries an article stressing the fact that Arab enlistment in the British forces in Palestine is unimpressive as compared with that of the Jews. "In Palestine, " the article says, "it is not only the Arabs whose attitude is a factor of importance. Jews, who were Hitler’s earliest victims, have in that country alone been enabled to establish institutions of a quasi-governmental character. They have used them since Sept. 1939, to enlist a substantial number of young men for service in the British army and air force. By comparison Arab enlistment is unimpressive."

The article attributes the poor results achieved in Arab recruitment as partly due to the non existence of any central Arab organization and partly to the fact that many Arabs of military age came to regard themselves, during the three years of rebellion, as warriors against the "Mandatory Power."