Communication Received from Advance Party
Concerning Replies from officials of Palestine Administration
with respect to continuing employment after the termination
of the Mandate.
(Progress Report No 1 by C. Stavropoulos)
“I have noted the contents of the Chief Secretary’s general circular No. 8 of 2 March 1948 and the United Nations Palestine Commission’s communication contained therein and hereby state that I am willing to serve under the successor authorities of Palestine on the same terms and with the same rights as enjoyed by me under the Mandatory Government. Should my services prove to be of a temporary nature, I reserve any right to claim all benefits to which officers not employed by the successor authorities are entitled.”
Eight employees all Jewish, have expressed their wish to continue in the Service. One of them expressed a wish to be employed by the Jewish State or the Joint Economic Board.
Nine Arabs expressed their wish not to continue and have appended to the official form the following declaration:-
“I do not wish to be re-employed by the United Nations Palestine Commission or any authority or state under the partition scheme for the following reasons:-
Thirty-three expressed a wish to remain in service, classified as follows by race or nationality:-
IV. PRESS CENSORSHIP
Twenty-three Jewish employees, among them the Assistant Press Censor of Jerusalem and the Assistant Censor of Tel Aviv have expressed their willingness to remain in the Service.
V. ROAD TRANSPORT
Eight Jewish employees have expressed their willingness to continue in the service of the successor Jewish State or the City of Jerusalem or the Joint Economic Board.
2 APRIL 1948
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