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Palestine Government Treats Jewish Defenders As Equally Guilty with Arab Attackers

September 13, 1929
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Now that Palestine is in a calmer mood and the administration of justice has started to move, it is becoming apparent that the policy of vacillation for which the Palestine administration has been blamed is still persisting.

The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from Jerusalem that Jewish circles there are greatly agitated over the inflicting of heavy punishment upon Palestine Jews for the possession of arms in self-defense. It is felt that before court sentences are passed on the Jewish defenders, the local authorities should have awaited the results of the investigation of the Commission of Inquiry. In Jewish circles it is declared that no one would believe that an impartial commission would approve of the present tendency of the Palestine administration to treat the defenders and the attackers as of equal guilt. The continued attitude of harshness toward Jewish offenders and the simultaneous imposing of light fines on Arab rioters, as well as the fact that Arab ringleaders have not been arrested, seriously perturbs the Palestine Jewish population.

The Jewish population of Palestine charges the administration with responsibility for the outbreaks and it is felt that it is unjust that the administration, which is itself under indictment, should proceed with court action and other measures of investigation prejudicing the case. It is pointed out (Continued on Page 5)

The Jerusalem daily “Doar Ha’yom” is particularly outspoken in indicting Mr. Luke, Mr. Mills. Mr. Richmond, Mr. Kust and Mr. Keith-Roach.

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