Communication Received From United Kingdom
Delegation Concerning Movements of Arab Legion
You may have seen reports in the New York press to the effect that several units of the Arab Legion have recently moved into the Hebron area from Transjordan as a result of orders received from the Arab League.
2. I have been in communication with Jerusalem on this point and have received the following information: -
(ii) This is part of the general re-deployment of forces under the command of the General Officer Commanding and in conformity with his policy of, as far as possible, posting elements of the Arab Legion serving under his command to Arab areas.
(iii) It is thus not correct that units of the Arab Legion now in the Hebron area moved in from Transjordan as a result of orders from the Arab League.