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Of the 35 senior posts in the Palestine administration, only three, including that of the High Commissioner, are held by Jews. This was the statement of Ormsby Gore in the House of Commons.
The two besides Sir Herbert Samuel are Norman Bentwich. Legal Secretary and Colonel Harold Solomon, director of the Department of Trade and Industry. The other 33 major posts are filled by non-Jews, Gore said.
Replying to a question put by one of the members as to the source of the legal authority by which Britain administers Palestine, Gore replied that the authority of the British government primarily was derived from the military occupation of the land by the British. This authority was later confirmed by the request of the League of Nations that Britain accept a mandate for its administration.
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