HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1745W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if Jewish colonists in Palestine have been armed; and, if so, how many rifles, etc., have been distributed?


Nine hundred rifles have been distributed among the Jewish colonists in Palestine for use in self-defence against sudden and unprovoked attack. The rifles are stored in armouries which are opend only on the express orders of the Governors of the districts in which colonists are located.

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