LONDON (Mar. 29)
The sum of 2,000,000 pounds sterling ($5,600,000) has been earmarked by Premier Kassem’s Iraq Government to aid in setting up a Palestine Republic and to train a “Palestinian Army,” the Baghdad correspondent of the Times of London has reported.
Gen. Kassem, in what he called a “realistic and practical step” called on “Palestinians everywhere” to Join in creating a “Palestine Republic Army.” Courses for reserve officers and basic training for enlisted men in the Palestinian Army will start on April 15, according to the report.
The Iraq Premier was quoted as saying that those taking such military training would be given the same treatment as those serving in the Iraqi Army.