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Arab-jewish Tension Grows, Outbreaks Possible in Palestine, Correspondent Reports

Jewish tension in Palestine is growing to a point where it may culminate in an outbreak of civil war, the Cairo correspondent of the London News Chronicle reports today.

The correspondent repeats the usual allegation that “the Jews in Palestine have their own private army which is well organized and well trained.” Suspicion prevails, he says, that the Jewish Agency is encouraging the theft of arms, but, he adds, the police have thus far been unable to produce sufficient evidence to warrant any action against leaders of the Jewish Agency.

The London Daily Mail in a cable from Cairo today estimates that the Arabs in Palestine possess about 100,000 rifles and many machine-guns, mortars and hand grenades. The Jews, the cable says, possess about 50,000 rifles, 2,000 machine guns and large quantities of ammunition.

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