HC Deb 03 November 1936 vol 317 cc5-6W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Grand Mufti has ordered a boycott of Jews in Palestine; and, if so, will this action by a paid servant of the Government go unreproved and unpunished?


I understand that there is a movement amongst certain Arabs for boycotting Jews, but I am not aware of there being any evidence that it has been ordered by the Mufti of Jerusalem. I would invite attention to replies which have been given by my predecessor and myself explaining the position of the Mufti and the particular functions in respect of which he receives remuneration from Palestine funds.