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SHAW, Sir Walter (1863-1937). Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August, 1929. [Cmd. 3530.] London: HMSO, 1930.

SHAW, Sir Walter (1863-1937). Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August, 1929. [Cmd. 3530.] London: HMSO, 1930.

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SHAW, Sir Walter (1863-1937). Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August, 1929. [Cmd. 3530.] London: HMSO, 1930.

8vo., (9 4/8 x 6 inches). 4 folding maps, two of which colour-printed, 4 colour-printed graphs (maps one and 4 with short tears near gutter). Original blue printed paper wrappers.

THE SHAW COMMISSION REPORT.

The maps are:

Palestine, showing its border with Syria in the north, TansJordan in the east, and the Mediterranean in the west, extending from Haifa in the north to Rafa in the southwest, El Hassa in the southeast, and Deraa in the northeast

Jewish Lands & Settlements in Palestine

A detailed plan of Jerusalem, with a key

Map of Palestine indicating distribution and size of Jewish holdings, colour printed.

1929 became a watershed year in the degeneration of the relationship between the Jewish and Arab communities of Mandatory Palestine. In August of that year, long-running religious tensions between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western or Wailing Wall in Jerusalem came to a head. Arab riots in Jerusalem spread to Hebron and Safed, leading to the deaths of 133 Jews and 110 Arabs, accompanied by destruction of property.

The British government, concerned by these developments, created the Shaw Commission of Enquiry to investigate the reasons behind this outbreak of violence. The commission published the present report in March 1930 which called for a final settlement of the rights and claims by the different religious parties in regard to the Western Wall. In order to do this, the British, established a further commission in consultation with the League of Nations, which set out ownership of the Wall and the religious observances permitted there. Khalidi & Khadduri 1668.

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