§ 26. Mr. John Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many anti-Husseini Arabs have been murdered by Arab terrorists in the Middle East during the past six months.
Mr. Creech Jones
In the past six months there have been seven murders and two attempted murders of Arabs by Arabs in Palestine in which a political motive is suspected. In each the victim was or was believed to be concerned in the sale of land to Jews. There is no evidence that anyone was murdered solely on account of opposition to any particular faction. I have no information about incidents of this kind outside Palestine.