Jerusalem (Jun. 18)
The Arab Party in Palestine today intensified its campaign for the release of the ex-Mufti and other pro-Axis Arab leaders and for their return to Palestine by addressing an appeal to King George of England, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden.
Disclosure of the appeal was made on the Cairo radio, which added that similar requests have also been telegraphed by the Palestine Arab Party to the Archbishop of Canterbury and to members of the House of Lords.
Meanwhile, the release from internment in Palestine of German nationals who were taken into custody after the outbreak of war has resulted in a flood of mail to local newspapers. Indignant readers demand that the Germans be deported to the Reich, while others urge that the “non-fraternization” rule laid down by Allied commanders in Germany be enforced here.
Still others ask whether the Germans are going to be permitted to go home peacefully “as if nothing had ever happened.” One letter-writer asks if the Czechs can repatriate several million Sudeten Germans, why can’t a few thousand be ousted from Palestine.