PALESTINE UNDER BRITISH MANDATE
British Army Inter Jerusalem In 1917
In 1922, Palestine was placed, by the League of Nations, under British Mandate. Despite its assurances to protect Arab rights in Palestine, Britain proceeded, having appointed British Zionist Jews to the top and key positions in the Administration governing Palestine, to enact laws assisting Jewish immigration to Palestine and acquisition of land by Jews. By 1935, subsequent to the rise of Hitler to power in Nazi Germany, the Jews had come to form nearly 30% of the population. The Arabs, dismayed that they were being slowly swamped in their own country by foreign immigrants, rose more than once in revolt against the immigration policy of the British Government. Finally an all-out rebellion broke out between 1936-1939. The British Government was forced to issue its 1939 "White Paper" limiting Jewish immigration into Palestine.
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