Extraordinary measures of precaution to safeguard law and order were taken by the Palestine police for the entire southern district. Greater vigilance is to be maintained during the period June 7 to June 10, when the Moslem New Year is celebrated.
It is believed that the measures were taken to prevent contemplated public assemblies and demonstrations planned by certain Arab leaders to protest on this occasion against British rule in the country and the sale of lands by Arabs to Jews.
Interesting details concerning the ratification this week of the British-Transjordanian treaty are contained in a report of Mena, the newly established Middle Eastern News Agency. According to the news agency, Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine, declined the offer of certain Transjordanian deputies to negotiate with them with regard to the treaty. Transjordanian nationalist elements opposed the treaty. The High Commissioner told the deputies that the Transjordanian Assembly may have its choice of accepting or rejecting the pact. The Assembly finally ratified the treaty by a vote of 14 to 5 with three deputies absent.
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