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September 17, 1929
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A report received here from Cairo states that a group of 200 prominent Egyptian Arabs are preparing to come to Palestine for the purpose of bringing about a reconciliation between the Jews and the Arabs. Among the Egyptian Arabs, there is reported to be a growing feeling of dissatisfaction with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who is held responsible, by the Egyptian leaders, for the Palestine troubles. Dissatisfaction is also expressed by the Egyptians with the alleged failure of the Grand Mufti to fully account for funds raised there for the purpose of repairing the Mosque of Omar.

A Hebrew supplement to the “Palestine Weekly,” an English publication, was confiscated by the authorities yesterday. The supplement contained an open letter to the High Commissioner by Ittamar Ben Avi, Hebrew publicist and co-editor of the “Doar Ha’yom,” the Jerusalem Hebrew daily which was suspended by the government, complaining against its suppression. It was reported that the Palestine authorities contemplate action against the writer.

The Jaffa police officer, Nassar, to whom Jewish lawyers objected as an investigator, was ordered to suspend his investigations.

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