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Devonshire Refuses to See Arab Delegation

August 16, 1923
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The Arab Delegation which had come here to protest the British policy in Palestine received a set-back today when the Cabinet committee headed by the Colonial Secretary, the Duke of Devonshire, refused its request for a hearing. The Delegation’s request is put down as “impracticable” in the official reply.

Following this announcement Mussa Kazim Pasha of Jerusalem, on behalf of the Delegation issued a statement declaring that they represented the bulk of the population of Palestine, protested against the continuance of the present policy in Palestine and reiterated their belief that the establishment of an Arab national government was the only solution to the present difficulties caused they aver, by the promise to establish the Jewish National Home in Palestine.

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