867N.01/915: Telegram

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

While Arab reaction to drastic action taken by Palestine Government consequent to Arab terrorist assassination of British District Commissioner Galilee District is recognizedly one of bitter resentment, I am assured by highest British officials no general disorder is anticipated. Other well informed observers concur. Some apprehension is however felt that terrorist activities directed primarily against British officials will continue.

British circles view repressive measures as only logical action. Jews naturally express high satisfaction.

Attorney General explains non arrest of Mufti still in Haram area as prompted by apprehension reaction in Moslem world. It is also hoped that having clipped his wings by cutting off most important source propaganda funds he will be forced to retreat from present uncompromising attitude.