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Prompt Police Action Prevented Uprising of Transjordanian Tribes

September 17, 1929
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A possible uprising of the Transjordanian tribes was prevented in the early days of the Palestine disturbances by the prompt action of the Jerusalem police, according to a circustantial account obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today from authoritative sources.

Mithgal Pasha, leading sheik of the Ben Sakhr tribe in Transjordania, accompanied by the President of the Moslem Supreme Council, Amin, and a number of other sheiks, was seen in the Old City the day the riots broke out. They were asked by a police officer whither they were bound and Mithgal Pasha said: “To see the Mufti.”

Thereupon the police officer “invited” him to have coffee at the police station, where Mithgal and his party remained eight days, until the authorities considered it safe to return him to Transjordania. His son, becoming anxious, proceeded toward Amman, accompanied by 150 riders, fifty on horses and 100 on camels, demanding to know where his father was. He gave no trouble when he was told his father would be released in due course.

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