HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c329W
126. Major Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Jews and Arabs, shown separately, have been killed or wounded as a result of British Army intervention since 1st November, 1947; and how many British citizens have been killed and wounded during the same period.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Details of Jewish and Arab casualties in Palestine during November last are not immediately available. From the 30th November, 1947, to 1st February, 1948, the reported casualties were:

Killed 427
Wounded 1035
Killed 381
Wounded 725

It is not possible to say how many of these casualties were due to military action, but it is known that the proportion is quite small. With regard to the second part of the Question, 56 British subjects were killed and 181 were wounded during the period from 1st November to 1st February, 1948.