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Department of Public Information (DPI)
4 May 1948
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York
Press Release PAL/164
4 May 1948
TELEGRAM FROM KING ABDULLAH OF TRANSJORDAN
TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL
The following telegram has been received today by Secretary-General Trygve Lie from King Abdullah Ibn Hussein of Transjordan:-
"Secretary United Nations Organization Lake Success, N.Y.
"The calamities occuring in Palestine are beyond belief and after May the 15th will reach the pinnacle of horror. I deplore and reprobate the useless killing and attacks the one upon the other and vehemently protest against such unparalleled massacres as Deiryasseen, wherein the wombs of pregnant women were ripped open as the Jewish Agency confirmed to me by telegram but laid to the book of their dissident elements. I am nevertheless persuaded that the Jewish people as a whole desire to live in amity with the Arabs. Everything cries for intervention to halt this butchery. We now declare our readiness to give the Jews in Palestine full Arab nationality in a unitary State sharing all that we share while yet enjoying a special administration in particular areas. Thus will end the slaughter and the people will live in peace and security for ever.
Abdullah Ibn Hussein."
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