HC Deb 27 May 1936 vol 312 cc1997-8
27. Mr. MORGAN

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that an ultimatum has been presented by Arab lightermen at Jaffa to the district Commissioner that unless the unloading of ships at the temporary port of Tel-Aviv is stopped there will be further violence; and whether he will ensure that there is no yielding to intimidation in this way?


I have seen a report of the ultimatum referred to. The High Commissioner for Palestine has already taken measures for dealing with any such attempts at intimidation. When three days ago a ship was approaching for the purpose of unloading cargo she was attacked with bombs thrown from four Arab launches, but eventually proceeded to Tel-Aviv, where she discharged her cargo. The Arab launches were seized by the police and the head boatman arrested.

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