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Mufti Reiterates Opposition to Partition, “federalization;” Urges U.N. Action

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Neither partition nor the British “federalization plan” is acceptable to the Palestine Arabs, the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem reiterated at a press conference here. He added that he favored placing the problem before the United Nations where he hoped the decision would be in favor of the Arabs.

He appealed for unity between the Palestine Arabs and the neighboring Arab states, asserting that the Palestine Arabs are facing their most important test and must act “energetically” to “save their country.” He said either partition or “federalization” are objectionable because it would open the possibility of large-scale Jewish immigration and permit the Jews to organize a navy, an army and an air force which “will threaten all the neighboring Arab countries.”

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