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High Commissioner Stops Flogging Practice Without Special Permission

July 22, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The practice of flogging prisoners in Palestine jails, which called forth many questions in the House of Commons and wide protests in Palestine and abroad was stopped by an order issued by the High Commissioner Lord Plumer.

According to the order, flogging in the Central Prison of Jerusalem is permitted only after consent had been obtained by the jail authorities from the Chief Secretary of the Palestine Government.

One hundred eighty-three Arabs held in prison by the authorities in Transjordania were released yesterday on the basis of an order granting amnesty, issued by the High Commissioner.

According to reports in the Arab press Emir Abdullah, the ruler of Transjordania, presented to the Colonial Office through the High Commissioner two demands, one calling for the abolition of the uncollected taxes by Transjordanian peasants and the second, asking for amnesty for political prisoners. Only the second demand was granted.

The States in the Southern part of the United States have organized a Zionist Regional Unit, which includes Alabama. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The preparatory steps for the formation of the Unit were taken at the Pittsburgh Zionist Convention, on the initiative of Dr. Leo J. Frachtenberg, Director of the United Palestine Appeal for the South.

Rabbi Max Heller of New Orleans, has been elected President of he provisional committee and Harry P. Shugerman of Birmingham. Ala., President.

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