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The Consul General at Jerusalem ( Knabenshue ) to the Secretary of State

Scattered firing outskirts city and a few incidents within city last 24 hours but the situation Jerusalem now generally improved. British authorities informed me this afternoon British battleship Barham arriving tomorrow morning and will land 900 men and also air [Page 51] craft carrier Courageous with 4 companies troops and that 1,000 troops would also arrive tomorrow by rail from Egypt. Inasmuch as Moslem attacks against the Jews, although now widespread in Palestine, have not the support of their religious and other important leaders and partake of the character of mob violence, troops expected to arrive by tomorrow night should materially assist in a few days suppressing the disorders.