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As the plight of Europe’s Jews caught the world’s attention, Jewish militias in Palestine, aided by illegal terrorist cells, carried out a series of attacks designed to get the British to leave Palestine. No holds were barred as soldiers, policemen and civilians were attacked and buildings blown up with the sole aim of terrorising the British and the Arabs. This Jewish terrorism was a major factor in Britain’s decision finally to wash its hands of the Mandate.
“[The Arabs are] beasts of the desert, not a legitimate people… The Arabs are not a nation but a mole that grew in the wilderness of the eternal desert. They are nothing but murderers.”