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Terrorist Threats

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the threat of the Irgun Zvai Leumi to hang any British civilian they capture in future has been brought to his notice; and what views he has transmitted to the Palestine administration.

Yes, Sir. It was not necessary as a consequence of this threat for me to make any special communication to the authorities in Palestine with whom I am in constant touch on the security situation. Certain dispositions already made there, including the evacuation of non-essential British civilians, have the purpose of countering as far as possible any attempts by terrorist organisations on the lives of British subjects.