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1935 Economic Developments in Palestine Leads to Influx of Arabs

Lord LugardJewish settlement and the ensuing development of the country gave rise to economic conditions which even attracted Arabs from neighbouring countries—the Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan, and so on.  At the 1935 session of the Permanent Mandates Commission, Lord Lugard, the British member of the Commission, drew the attention of the representative of the British Government to the statement of the Governor of the Hauran (e.g. Area Just East of Golan Heights) in Syria that “in the last few months from 30,000 to 35,000 Hauranese (Syrians) had entered Palestine and settled there.”

Source:   72, p. 47.

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