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By MAURICE SAMUEL
Maurice Samuel, American Novelist and Zionist Leader, Des
cribes Situation in Holy City.
Arabs Attacked only Such Points as Were Unprotected ot
Where Jewish Self-Defense Was Hampered by Government.
Palestine Jews Still Feel Their Lives and Propel ty Are Un
safe; Passive Heroism of American Yeshiva Student at Hebron.
Jerusalem—The Palestine incidents
cry to heaven against the indifference
or anti-Jewish malevolence of the Pal
For days preceding the big attack
the Jewish press and representatives
had warned the government and the
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public of the impending disaster and
implored the government to prepare.
I will bring with me heavy documen
tary evidence to this effect.
Scattered attacks on the Jews were
everywhere taking place. Also, there
was fierce unrest among the Arabs.
On Friday morning, though it was no
High Moslem Holiday, thousands of
Arabs, armed with swords, daggers,
clubs and firearms, poured into Jeru
salem, the police not making the fee
blest effort to examine any of them.
When the last moment came and the
vast mob of Arabs poured after prayer
through the Jaffa Gate, the British
police had prepared infinitely smaller
protection than that which was assem
bled two days before against the
peaceful Jewish funeral when twenty
odd Jews were wounded.
On this occasion the police stood
by passive, while the slaughter be
gan and only at a certain point made
an effort to disperse the mob. In the
Georgian Jewish section the massacre
lasted a full two hours against men,
women and children before the police
interfered. When the Jews had or
ganized self-defense they behaved he
roically as in Yemin Moshe where
they threw back the vast, murderous
mob, the police arriving later.
The Jerusalem Jews universally
praise the Oxford students’ coura
The amazing fact is that though
Hebron is a known center of anti-
Jewish violence, where oidy .lew's of
the old school and the Yeshiva were
quite incapable of self-defense, the
government abandoned them to the
local Arabs with the results now
Acts of unparalleled treachery by
the Arab governor of Hebron before
and after the massacre are now con
firmed. He disarmed the Arab police
when the mobs began gathering and
restored their arms when the massa
cre was over. \\ hen the surviving
Jew’s wanted to telephone Jerusalem,
he refused permission, and when they
wanted to telegraph he insisted they
use only one formular “Hebron all
Amazing stories are told of the
passive heroism of Jews and the Ye
shiva bochurim of Hebron w’ho cover
ed each other with their bodies in their
The Palestine administration, hav
ing suspended the newspapers, issued
bulletins which are incredibly impu
dent in their misrepresentation. For
example, it places the list of Jewish
and Arab dead of Jerusalem and He
bron under one rubric to cover the na
ture of the massacre in Hebron. Also,
reporting from Haifa, it says: “A
tlasn took place between Jews and
Arabs and the British dispersed them,”
as though both were equally guilty.
This misrepresentation illustrates the
continuous policy of the adminirtn
ti°n in placing the Jews and Arab
juxtaposition with itself
as the indif
Throughout the country, as in J er
salem, it is clear that if the Jew, had
relied on government protection
massacre unparalleled in its diroen
sions would have taken place.
In Tel Aviv where I was an ey t
witness, this was obviously so. Bu*
here the Jews were half way prepared
though wretchedly hampered by the
government’s restriction of the* self,
defense. The result was that in Tel
Aviv the Arabs were thrown back
and even most of our losses were due
to the heroic but unnecessary and pre
mature effort of the young Jews '0
rescue Jewish isolated workers in a
factory in the Arab district.
In many parts of the country the
Jewish self defense recalled the early
American pioneers surrounded by-
In Hulda 27 Jews resisted for eight
hours the terrific assault of one thou
sand Arabs creeping up through the
Herzl forest. One Jew, Kphraim Chi
shik, whose sister was killed with
Trumpeldor at Tel Ha, was killed. The
British arrived after eight hours,
though buildings and the flames of the
thrashing floor were visible at Tel
Aviv, Rechoboth and certainly at
Naanch w’hich was the British station.
When the Jews were relieved they
counted forty or fifty Arab dead in
Details of the defense at Beth Al
pha are unknown, but remember thi 5
Beth Alpha faces the desert and the
Bedouins are different human material
than the Palestine Arabs.
An amazing universal phenomenon
is the fact that the Arabs have no
where attacked such positions where
the Jews were known to be strong but
chose isolated points and cities where
the government had half crippled our
self-defense or we had none at all
This is significant for the future si
uation. Many incidents are also re
ported when Arabs refused to part;^
ipate in the murders while Arabs "
Hebron and elsewhere were wounded
in defense of Jews.
It should be added that provocathe
letters were sent out from Jerusaem
by the Grand Mufti calling upon the
Arabs to come to Jerusalem on rn-
day, August 23, though this was W
High Holiday. Arabs likewise repo
having received letters from aml V
the son of Musa Kazim Pns a >
president of the anti-Zionist
Executive, inciting them to P°
Jerusalem and attack the ^ eV [ s ' ,
Jewish Palestine is in a help ,
rage against the administra ion
its misrepresentations of the si
It should be noted that there is
hatred against the Arabs.
Shortly after his return ^
country, the High Commissioner ^
sued a declaration in which ^
see the contradicting, mond ®^“ :r *.
terances of the Palestine admmn ^
tion concerning the riot?
absence. , ir jives
Palestine Jews consider j rai ;ic
and property unsafe u ” ' ^ ■ t b<
changes in the personne a are
spirit of the administration