Arab LegionSuggestion, on Conditional Basis, Is Extended to Safeguard Holy Places

JERUSALEM. April 28 (AP).-King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan, ignoring British denials, told a reporter in Amman today that his Arab Legionnaires had occupied the Biblical town of Jericho, twenty miles northeast of Jerusalem, with “scout troops which always precede the regular army.”

The reporter went directly to Jericho, where he was told by the Legion commander that the troops were there only under British orders to protect British evacuation routes from Palestine.