Cairo (Nov. 9)
Indications that further Arab outbreaks against Jews in Tripolitania are feared were contained in reports from there received today by British official circles. The reports emphasized that British troops must remain in certain areas in order to prevent a recurrence of rioting.
Tripoli was quiet last night, following the pogroms which culminated in the burning of Jewish homes and a synagogue at Zanzura, west of the town, and caused the death of more than 100 Jews. A seven-day mourning period was proclaimed by the rabbinets in Tripoli following the burial of the dead. Tension is still running high in the city, and Jews are afraid to appear in the streets.
The British-controlled Arabic newspaper "Al Gharb" in Tripoli, condemning the riots, said in a leading article today that rioters and plunderers had done immense harm to the Libyan Arab people "by their attacks on a minority which has lived with us for centuries in perfect peace." Libya is today on the threshold of a new destiny, and say action would bear on the future of its people, the paper said.
The Egyptian press has not commented on the Tripolitania disturbances. Public demonstrations on Nov. 13, the Egyptian national holiday, were banned today by the Ministry of the Interior, as a result of the anti-Jewish riots in Cairo and Alexandria last week-end.
(A cable from London today reported that the anti-Jewish riots in Egypt and in Tripolitania are being systematically exploited by official Arab propagandists there, implictly confirming that the riots were staged for political pressure.)
The Ankara radio today reported that Fawzi Kaukadzi, leader of the anti-Jewish and anti-British disturbances in Palestine in 1936, has arrived in Saudi Arabia. He was previously reported dead by the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda in Berlin, with which be and the Mufti of Jerusalem worked. Documents and photographs belonging to the ex-Mufti were discovered this week in a villa at Bad Gastein, Austria, where he once lived, it was reported here today. The documents have been handed over to the Allied military authorities.