London (Nov. 16)
Casualties in the two days of disturbances in Tel Aviv were announced in the House of Commons today to be five Jews killed, 56 injured, 13 members of the Palestine police force injured, and 10 British soldiers wounded.
In disclosing these figures, A. Creech Jones, Under-Secretary for Colonies, said that no major incidents took place outside of Tel Aviv. “I am sure that the House will agree with me in deploring the lamentable events,” he declared. “The Foreign Secretary made clear that there could be no question of allowing the issue to be forced by violent conflict. These who have the duty of enforcing law and order in Palestine by be assured that they have the full support of His Majesty’s Government in carrying out their heavy responsibilities.”
Reviewing the details of the events in Tel Aviv, Creech Jones emphasized that “the mayor of Tel Aviv was summoned to Jerusalem for a conference and expressed himself in full agreement with the need to enforce law and order, saying that he and the municipal council would cooperate.” He added that Mayor Rokach later issued a message “denouncing the irresponsible elements and urging them to desist.”