Auction 68 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Sep 19, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 29:

A Trilingual Proclamation Issued by the Mandate Government – The 1929 Palestine Riots – August 1929

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A proclamation issued by H.C. Luke (Harry Charles Luke), the "Officer Administering the Government" on behalf of the British Mandate government. Jerusalem: Greek Conv. Press, August 25, 1929. English, Arabic and Hebrew.
A trilingual proclamation from the third day of the 1929 Palestine Riots dealing with maintaining public order: "I give notice to the public of Palestine that His Majesty's Forces are operating in the country with the sole object of quelling the present disturbances and promptly restoring order. Exceptional measures of repression will be avoided so far as possible, but the troops will not hesitate to use force against all disturbers of the peace without distinction".
Harry Charles Luke was the chief secretary of the Mandate government in Palestine and replaced the High Commissioner during the 1929 Palestine Riots. The Jewish Yishuv considered Luke as one of the factors responsible for the Riots and their disturbing consequences.
50X70 cm. Good condition. Fold lines and creases. Minor stains. Small tears and holes along edges and fold lines.

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