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U N I T E D N A T I O N S

General Assembly
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A/AC.21/P/14
11 February 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE

(Sources: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY - 14


Sources: NEW YORK TIMES and NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE)

Jerusalem, February 11 - Twenty-five incidents of violence occurred during the past 24 hours throughout Palestine, taking the lives of 3 Jews and 1 Arab and wounding 34 Jews, 4 Arabs and 2 British soldiers. (N.Y. TIMES)

Jerusalem, February 11 - An illegal Immigrant ship, the Beleaguered Jerusalem, carrying 679 Jews, was intercepted, by the British Navy and escorted to Haifa. The immigrants were shipped tonight to Cyprus internment camps. (UP, N.Y. HERALD TRIBUNE)

Lake Success, February 11 - Trygve Lie said at his press conference today that he is determined to carry out the decision to partition Palestine, and that “if necessary” he himself will go to Palestine with the Commission. (N.Y. HERALD TRIBUNE)

Washington, February 11 - Secretary of State Marshall at his press conference denied reports that the United States is on the verge of a shift in policy regarding its support of the partition of Palestine. (N.Y. HERALD TRIBUNE)

Cairo, February 11 - The Arab Higher Committee for Palestine is urging the Arab League to approve a Palestinian national Arab congress meeting within the next few weeks, according to Jamal Husseini, committee vice-chairmen. The purpose would be to convene a body which might elect a new Arab Higher Committee to help direct the Arab war effort.

A Palestinian Arab congress, he said, would consist of representatives of the Country’s 24 National Committees which have been organized in the last 3 months on direct defense in Arab communities in Palestine. They are not elected bodies, but represent cross-sections of Arab society, political and other organizations. (N.Y. TIMES)

Damascus, Syria, February 11 - Rumors were current here today that a big offensive by the Arab volunteer army in Palestine would be launched some time before the end of February. (N. Y. TIMES)





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