December 7, 1947 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel

Dr. Hussein Khalidi, acting chairman of the Palestine Arab Higher Committee:

“The Arabs will wage a holy war if an attempt is made to enforce the partition plan.” Any attempt to carry out partition ”‘may lead to tragedy, may even be a spark that will lead to another world disaster.”  If the United States sends troops to enforce partition, he said, it will find itself facing not only the Palestine Arabs but the whole Islamic world.  ‘PARTITION IS GOING TO LEAD TO A “CRUSADE” AGAINST THE JEWS’”                                                            

Source: New York Times, December 7, 1947.