HC Deb 17 November 1936 vol 317 cc1532-3W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total number of casualties sustained in Palestine by the three arms of the British Forces, and by the Palestine Police Force, since the outbreak of the disturbances last April; whether the British wounded have, so far as possible, been removed from Palestine for treatment in Egypt; if so, how many British members of the expeditionary force are now being treated in hospitals in Egypt; and whether he will make a statement as to the casualties inflicted on the Arabs in Palestine since the outbreak of the disturbances?


As regards the first and last parts of his question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 29th October to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, Central (Mr. Denman). Further casualties reported for the period 13th October to 14th November, both dates inclusive, are as follow:

His Majesty's Forces: 1 killed, 4 wounded.

Palestine Police: 2 Moslems wounded.

Civilians: 1 Jew killed, 3 Christian Arabs wounded, 2 Moslems killed and 4 wounded.

As regards the second and third parts of the question, I understand that until the end of September all British wounded were treated in Palestine, but that during October a number of sick and wounded were evacuated to Egypt.

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