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Last Minute Vading Arab Guerrillas Entrenched in Samaria, Britain Informs U.N. Commission

Great Britain notified the U.N. Palestine mission late today that 1,400 Arab guerrillas are entrenched in the Samaria district of Palestine and are “increasingly exercising considerable administrative control over the whole area.”

The British reported to the Commission that on the night of January 29, 700 guerillas invaded northern Palestine across the Syrian frontier under the command Fawzi el Kawakji who, the British say, has been assigned to command the Arab liberation Army. The British note says that the Arabs are controlling the Samarian area “with a surprising degree of discipline” and although they have been dispersed, constitute a cohesive force.