§ 39. Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received any report of the circumstances in which British troops shot and killed a 65-year old man, Mussa Shman, at Beithanina village, Palestine, on 18th November last?
Mr. M. MacDonald
I have no information about this matter, but I will ask the High Commissioner for a report.
§ Mr. Gallacher
If the information, when it has been supplied, proves that this is correct, and if he was an innocent man, will steps be taken to see that his family receives some consideration and compensation?
I shall have to consider the question on receiving a report, and until then I cannot make any statement.