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Anti-british Feeling Among Palestine Arabs: “tell England” Film Prohibited After Arab Hissing of Bri

March 16, 1932
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Strong anti-British feeling has been manifested by Palestine Arabs during the showing in Palestine of the British war film “Tell England”, which deals with the fighting during the Great War at Gallippoli (where the Zion Mule Corps was in action). The Arabs who attended the two performances given on Saturday and Sunday nights, hissed the British soldiers and applauded the Turks. The Palestine Film Censor has ordered the film, in view of this display of anti-British feeling, to be withdrawn.

Similar anti-British feeling was shown by the Arabs who attended the performance of the film in Baghdad last week, and there, too, the film had to be withdrawn for this reason.

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