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Former Defender of Palestine Govt. Attacks Administration for Snubbing Inquiry Body

The Middle East correspondent of the Sunday newspaper News of the World, Clare Hollingsworth, who has been one of the staunchest defenders of the Palestine Government, today attacks the Palestine administration for “snubbing” the U.N. inquiry commission, for isolating itself from the population and for adopting a “peevishly high-handed attitude” towards the press.

Hollingsworth also denounces the government for attempting to “throw a veil of mystery” over the Farran affair, and says the police commando units assigned to wiping out terrorism are using the same methods against the extremists as they used against the Germans. He stressed that unless the police and administrative machinery are overhauled and a definits Palestine policy devised, there will be an outbreak of disorder “against which the disorders of the past twelve months will pale into insignificance.”