London (Aug. 2)
Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee was warned today by the Palestine Arab Party that there will be violence in Palestine should the Labor Government make decisions with regard to Palestine which will not be acceptable to local Arab leaders.
“Any solution for Palestine which will not provide for Arab demands, or which will not be acceptable to the Arab population, will aggravate the situation and will threaten the peace of Palestine,” says the message.
It reiterates that the Arabs insist on the complete stoppage of Jewish immigration to Palestine, on the prohibition of land sales to Jews, and on the formation of a “constitutional government” in Palestine.
(An editorial published today in the influential Arab newspaper Addifaa, in Jaffa, states: “The British Government, be it Labor or Conservative, will always follow certain lines of action, and it is wrong to believe that Arab destiny will be affected by this or that party’s victory. Most of the immigrants entered the country under the Conservative rule, while both Lord Passfield and Prime Minister McDonald were Laborities. Hence the British policy as a whole is not to be laid to one party or another.”)