Palestine Jew Resent Government’s Holding Entire Yishuv Responsible for Terror

Palestine Jews today expressed their resentment at the wording of the proclamation issued earlier this week by the British commander in the Middle East, Sir Bernard C. Paget, and the officer administering the Palestine Government, John V. M. Shaw, which implied that the entire Jewish community was responsible for the acts of a few terrorists.

Meanwhile, it is learned that leading Jewish institutions have been conferring for the last few weeks on means of curbing the terror. Practical measures by these institutions are almost impossible, however, because they do not possess any executive power.

The first meeting of Tel Aviv is Labor Council adopted a resolution calling on all workers and citizens “to stamp out this evil in our midst,” but, added that “we reject and will oppose any attempt to hold the Yishuv responsible for the abhorrent acts of an isolated group.”

The Hebrew press carries editorials voicing similar sentiments. All the papers agree that the Jews of Palestine must cooperate in stamping out the terror, but they are resentful of the tone of the Paget-Shaw statement, and its attempt to link all the Jews with the extremists.

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