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16 May 1948
UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York

Press Release PAL/167
16 May 1948

TRANSJORDAN NOTIFIES UN OF ARMED ENTRY INTO PALESTINE


(The following cable was received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
today, 16 May from King Abdullah of Transjordan:-)


"Secretary-General we were compelled to enter Palestine to protect unarmed Arabs against massacres similar to those of Deir Yasin. We are aware of our national duty towards Palestine in general and Jerusalem in particular and also Nazareth and Bethlehem. Be sure that we shall be very considerate in connection with Jews in Palestine and while maintaining at the same time the full rights of the Arabs in Palestine. Zionism did not react to our offers made before the entry of armed forces.

(signed) Abdullah R"


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