London (Nov. 30)
Jamal Husseini, who was jailed by the Palestine Government in 1933 and 1934 for instigting anti-Jewish riots, and who was charged with being one of the ring leaders responsible for the massecres of Jews in Palestine in 1936-37, will be released from internment in Rhodesia where he has been confined by the British since 1942, Reuters reports today.
The high court at Salisbury, capital of Southern Rhodesia, ruled favorably yesterday on an appeal by Husseini, and three of his confederates, after the Attorney General told the court that information had been received that their detention was no longer required, though their arrest had been necessary for efficient prosecution of the war.
Huseini, who is a nephew of the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, was captured by the British in 1941 during their drive into Iraq and Syria, to where he had fled in 1937 when his arrest was ordered by the Palestine Government. Under an order gazotted in Oct. 1937, he is barred from returning to Palestine.
In Feb. 1939. while resident in Syria, he was one of the Palestine Arab delegation to London and in May of that year went to Berlin to confer with the Nazi Government. In June he headed an Arab delegation to Geneva where the League of Nations Mandate Commission was considering the British White Paper, which had been issued the previous month.
Husseini was president of the Palestine Arab Party, the party of the ex-Mufti, before he fled Palestine, and was again elected president in 1943, while he was in internment.