HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc366-7
22. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reports he has now received to show by what means the mechanised force of the Syrian-Arab anti-Jewish forces entered Palestine.

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Mayhew)

My right hon. Friend has received no reports of the entry of mechanised Arab units from Syria into Palestine.

Mr. Gallacher

In view of the very circumstantial reports that have been made about the entry of these mechanised forces, can the hon. Gentleman find out how they managed to get in there, in view of the fact that the only effective road must have been, or should have been, patrolled by the British Forces?

Mr. Mayhew

We cannot always believe newspaper reports, even the "Daily Worker."

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