Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham

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By Wireless to the Herald Tribune Copyright, 1947. New York Herald Tribune Inc.

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4.-Britain wants to go out of Palestine leaving peace and security behind her, Sir Alan Cunningham, High Commissioner for Palestine, told residents of the Arab village of Burqa today during a visit to the district of Samaria.

If the people of Palestine want peace, Sir Alan said, they themselves should work to that end.

At another Arab village, Baqa El Gharbiya, Sir Alan said first that he was the only High Commissioner to have paid a visit there in the course of the British mandate over Palestine, and second, that he undoubtedly would be the last.

The British, he declared, had encouraged local government in Palestine, and when they withdrew would leave behind “the seed which will give the basis for future development.”