Cairo (Jan. 16)
King Farouk of Egypt and King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia today issued a joint statement emphasizing that they consider Palestine an “Arab land” and will support the Arabs in Palestine in their fight against the Jews.
The statement issued by the two Arab rulers is aimed at impressing the United Nations Organization now in session in London, as well as the Anglo-American Inquiry Committee, which just concluded its hearings in Washington. The statement reads:
“We associate ourselves with all Moslem Arabs in their belief that Palestine is an Arab country and that it is the right of its people and the right of Moslem Arabs everywhere to preserve it as an Arab land. All the efforts made by the Arab kings, heads of governments and peoples in support of the Palestinian Arabs were done to maintain the principles of justice.”
The statement, issued after a luncheon arranged by the Arab League for the visiting ruler of Saudi Arabia, also emphasized that the two kings “confirm the constitution of the Arab league” which provides, among other things, for the independence of every Arab country. The object of the Arab League, the statement said, was to create cooperation for the benefit of the Arab peoples.