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High Commissioner Empowered to Dismiss Municipalities Adminitrations

March 19, 1929
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The High Commissioner of Palestine is authorized to appoint the entire administration of Palestine municipalities by an ordipublished in the Official Gazette. This power is vested in the High Commissioner in the event that he finds this drastic measure necessary.

The ordinance authorizes the High Commissioner to cancel any decisions applying to the municipalities, substituting other rulings, and to dismiss the mayor, councillors and clerks of the municipalities, appointing others, if necessary, the entire administration of the municipalities.

The action of the Palestine government in issuing this drastic measure is interpreted as referring to the situation in Tel Aviv where, following a government order cancelling the city elections. the entire slate elected was appointed by the government. The city council insisted, however, on the autonomous character of the municipal administration.

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