A cycle of attack and counterattack between Arabs and Jews led to an uncontrollable rise in violence and a repressive clamp-down by British police and soldiers. In protest against the harsh government measures, the Arabs called a general strike which lasted six months. After it ended the government set up yet another Commission under Lord Peel, but fighting continued between Arab militias and the British. When Peel reported, his conclusions pleased no one.
“It is impossible to contemplate the Arabs accepting the agreement with us in good heart, not now and not in the near future, because not even the blind among them will accept that Palestine change to a country in which a majority is Jewish.”