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Indian Moslem League Demands Release of Palestine Ex-mufti; Threatens Uprising

The return to Palestine of all deported Arab leaders, suspension of Jewish immigration into Palestine and the proclaiming of Palestine as an independent Arab country was demanded today at a conference of the Palestine Arab party held in Jerusalem, attended by 3,000 delegates, the Paris radio reports.

The broadcast said that the conference adopted a resolution asking the governments of all Arab countries to support these demands. Another broadcast reported that the newspaper of the All-India Moslem League warned Britain and France not to harm the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, who is now in French custody, unless they want the Middle East to rise up in arms.

The paper was quoted as saying that “if the British desire to prevent the holocaust for which the Middle East has been preparing, the Mufti’s release must be secured immediately. It would be fatal folly,” it continued, “if the British charged him with treason for opposing the policy of Jewish appeasement in Palestine.”