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Peace Between Arabs and Jews of Petach Tikvah

June 4, 1923
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Peace between the Jewish colony of Petach Tikvah and the neighboring Arab villages was concluded here yesterday amidst brilliant oriental exercises, including peace offerings from both sides and the slauhhtering on the part of Arabs of sacrificial lambs.

The covenant marks the end of ill-feeling colminating in the Arab raid on the Jewish village in June 1921, when the colony was sacked and many of its inhabitants killed in the defence. The formal inauguration of the peace was exacted by Sir Herbert Samuel as the price for the release of Sheik Abu Kishk who was serving a fifteen years sentence following his conviction as leader of the Arab hosts which raided the village.

Representatives of the Palestine Government, of the Zionist and other Jewish organizations took part in the ceremony held outside of Petach Tikwah.

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