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Arabs and Jews Protest New Regulations at Wailing Wall

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The new regulations at the Wailing Wall will cause new disturbances. This warning was made by Amin el Husseini, Grand Mufti, in a protest he submitted to the government against the regulations.

Objections to the regulations were also voiced by the Chief Rabbinate, the Zionist Executive and the Vaad Leumi, National Council of Palestine Jews, who protested particularly against the prohibition of benches for the worshippers in the area before the Wall. This is especially important for the Yom Kippur services, they pointed out.

A number of Hebron Arab notables informed the government that they will not be responsible for the security of Jews returning to the city where sixty-five were massacred unless the collective punishment ordinance imposing the payment of damages is withdrawn. A rumor current has it that the government is intending to pay only a small part of the damages suffered.

It is believed that the British troops brought here during the outbreak will remain in Palestine for at least half a year.

Col. Frederick H. Kisch, member of the Palestine Zionist Executive, visited Safed yesterday. He thanked the chief of police there for the restoration of security. Col. Kisch also visited Acre where he thanked the authorities for the measures taken during the riots, so that the local Jews were little affected by the outbreak.

Two houses in the Georgian Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, evacuated by the inhabitants who still fear to return, were looted last night. The looters were not discovered.


The Haifa lodge of the Independent Order B’nai Brith has decided to erect

The name of the British police officer, Riggs, of Tel Aviv, will be inscribed in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund by Yemenite Jews of Tel Aviv for saving them from an Arab attack during the riots.


The Moslem Association of Haifa is considering a plan to establish an Arab flour mill to compete with the Rothschild Grands Moulins, against which a strong boycott agitation is going on.

Two Jaffa Arab officials left suddenly for abroad. It is believed that their hasty departure was decided upon when they learned they would be summoned for investigation during the Inquiry Commission’s hearing.

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