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Mufti's Interned Supporters

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give an assurance that Jamal el Husseini and Amin el Tamimi, two of the leading assistants of the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem who is now with the Nazis, will not be permitted to return to Palestine from Rhodesia, where they are now interned, in view of their record of activities with the ex-Mufti during the Palestine disturbances and in Syria and Iraq, where they were connected with the events leading up to the revolt of Rashid Ali?

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the right hon. Member for Stockton-on-Tees (Mr. Harold Macmillan) to the Question addressed to him on 4th March last year, to which I have at present nothing to add.

Did that answer say whether or not these people had been released from internment?

No, Sir. It not only said that they had not been released but that there was no intention of releasing them.