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Ex-mufti Challenges Transjordan King’s Riget to Speak for Arabs on Jerusalem

March 7, 1950
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Haj Amin el Husseini, the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, today challenged the right of King Abdullah of Transjordan to speak for the Palestine Arabs on Jerusalem. The challenge was contained in a telegram addressed to Roger Garreau, president of the United Nations Trusteeship Council, which is now considering the internationalization of Jerusalem.

The ex-Mufti, long-time political foe of the Transjordan monarch and currently allied with Egypt in the internal political squabbles of the Arab world, said: “Transjordan does not represent the views of the Moslem and Christian inhabitants of Jerusalem. Their views can only be ascertained by a free plebiscite covering both residents and refugees.”

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