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Arabs Urged to Boycott American Goods in Protest Against Roosevelt’s Statement

A call to the Arabs of Palestine to boycott American goods in retaliation for President Roosevelt’s statement promising his support for the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine was issued today by the Falastin, leading Arab newspaper, following a meeting held by the Husseini Party at Gaza.

The meeting, which was greeted by representatives of the Palestine Government, adopted a resolution protesting the granting by the government last week of 10,300 immigration certificates for Jews under the provisions of the White Paper. Another resolution protested against president Roosevelt’s statement.

The conference demanded Arab independence in Palestine and the “abolition of the Jewish National Home.” It also resolved to ask the Palestine Government to prohibit individual Arabs from selling land to Jews.

It was reported here today that Dr. Khalil Toutan, head of the Quaker School at Remalah, near Jerusalem, is soon to proceed to the United States to conduct pro-Arab propaganda.