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GA/PAL/36
29 October 1947
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SUBCOMMITTEE II
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION
Press Release GA/PAL/36
29 October 1947
WORKING GROUP'S REPORT OH JEWISH REFUGEES AND
DISPLACED PERSONS DISCUSSED BY SUB-COMMITTEE II
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Subcommittee II of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Palestinian Question met informally this morning, with its new Chairman, Sir Mohammed Zafrullah Khan (Pakistan), presiding.

During the closed meeting, the report of the first of the three working groups of the Sub-Committee, that dealing with Jewish refugees and displaced persons, was presented for discussion. The report was prepared by the two remaining members of the first working group: Mr. Camille Chamoun (Lebanon) and Mr. Abdel Hamid Aziz (Afghanistan). The third member of the working group, Mr. A. Gonzalez Fernandez (Colombia), resigned yesterday.

This morning's report was the first of any from the working groups to be discussed by the Subcommittee.

Before the meeting opened, the Chairman, Sir Zafrullah Khan, announced that a memorandum had been sent to Dr. H.V. Evatt (Australia), Chairman of the full Ad Hoc Committee on the Palestinian Question. The Memorandum, he said, included a request for the extension of the Subcommittee's working time from Wednesday night, 29 October, until the end of this week.

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