HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc329-30W
Mr. Monslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken by the Palestine administration to stop the infiltration of armed Arabs from Syria and the Lebanon.

Mr. Rees-Williams

The Syrian and Lebanese frontiers are manned on the Palestine side by troops and police. It is the policy of the Palestine Government to do everything possible to prevent armed bands from entering Palestine territory from neighbouring states, but owing to the nature of the frontier it is not always feasible to ensure continuous control over all possible points of entry.