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Jewish Agency Protests Killing of 14 Jews in Palestine by Members of Arab Legion

December 16, 1947
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A Jewish Agency delegation today called at the Colonial Office to make representations concerning the killing of 14 Jews in Palestine yesterday during an attack on a Jewish convoy by a unit of the Arab Legion. It is understood that the Agency, which has protested against the presence of Arab ##s in Palestine before, demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Transjordan ##s.At the Foreign Office a spokesman denied reports that Gen. John Glubb Pasha, British commander of the Arab Legion, intended to report directly to king Abdullah concerning yesterday’s incident. The spokesman pointed out that the Arab Legion was on “loan” to the Palestine Government and Glubb Pasha was therefore under the government’s command, although he added there was nothing to prevent the Legion’s commander from reporting to Abdullah “from time to time.”

The spokesman refused to comment when asked whether Brigadier T.N. Clayton, chief of British Intelligence in the Middle East, would continue to attend current ##ions of the Arab League Council, as was reported earlier.

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