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London Times Hits Failure to Invoke Martial Law

September 2, 1936
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The London Times in an editorial today strongly criticizes the Palestine administration for not having declared martial law in the Holy Land during the recent disorders.

It condemns the expected stoppage of Jewish immigration into Palestine pointing out that such a step by the British Cabinet would mean repudiation of the spirit of the League of Nations mandate.

Warning against conceding to Arab demands, the editorial declares that governmental concessions would only result in further Arab violence seeking the realization of further demands.

The editorial points to the need for tightening provisions in the criminal code regarding sale and possession of arms and recommends necessary administrative changes.

The Times calls for an investigation of the land reserves problem and asks the government to exercise closest control on the immigration of capitalists.

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