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U.N. Inquiry Committee Adopts Four-part Work Program for Hearings in Palestine

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The United Nations Palestine Committee today wo?und up the New York phase of its inquiry at a closed meeting at which a four-part plan of operation in Palestine was adopted. Its first hearing in Jerusalem will be held on June 15.

Firstfy, the commission will ask the Palestine Government to submit a memorandam on its operations. Then it will call upon the Jewish Agency and the Palestine Arab Higher Committee to submit preliminary testimony, after which the probers will go into the country and study Arab and Jewish communities. Finally, the commission will return to its Jerusalem headquarters where it will hear testimony from all other ##urces.At today’s meeting, the committee left open the question of establishing contact with the Palestine underground and whether to visit DP camps. Since May 15 the committee has received 20,728 letters fron inmates of Jewish DP camps in the American ##one of Germany, all petitioning the U.N. to facilitate their immigration to Palestine. It also received a cabled invitation from the Central Jeish Committee of Germany to visit the camps and enable the Jews to present their views and “their aspirations” directly to the committee.

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