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Plan Halt to Arab Boycott Propaganda

September 27, 1929
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Drastic measures by the authorities with the cooperation of Jewish and Arab merchant groups are planned for the purpose of stopping the boycott propaganda.

It was learned that the Jewish merchants of Jerusalem have agreed to sign a proclamation calling upon all races, creeds and religions in the Holy City to “freely trade, buy and sell in peace one with another.” When the Arab merchants will agree to this proclamation, the District Commissioner will issue it over his and the Jerusalem Mayor’s signature, as an official order.

Moslem and Christian Arab shopkeepers of Jaffa have decided to follow the example of Haifa Arab merchants in boycotting the Ruttenberg Electric Works. They decided to discontinue electricity supplied to them from the Ruttenberg works.

Thirty Jewish families returned to Beisan, where two British platoons have been stationed. District Commissioner Lovett is actively engaged in trying to break up the Arab boycott propaganda in this town, which was looted during the disturbances and from which all Jewish residents fled.

While the government is contemplating measures to stamp out the anti-Jewish boycott agitation, a Jewish merchant of Jaffa was fined £1 and ordered to pay 2d. damages to an Arab official of the Jaffa municipality, whom the merchant ejected from his shop, from which the Arab official was attempting to draw out Arab customers.

The official admitted he was active in the boycott campaign and evidence against him showed that he is constantly interfering with Jewish trade. The Jewish merchant was found guilty for offensive conduct towards the Arab.

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