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Peel Commission Report (1937)

Date
1937-07-07
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William R.W. Peel, Britain: Author
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The final report issued by the Palestine Royal Commission, better known as the Peel Commission, on 7 July 1937. The Peel Commission was a British Commission of Inquiry appointed to survey the situation in Mandatory Palestine, following the onset of the Arab Revolt, and make recommendations as to future British policy. Identifying Arab grievances over the continued establishment of the Jewish national home as the chief cause for the Revolt, and viewing the national aspirations of both sides as “incompatible”, the Commission recommended the partition of Palestine into three parts: a Jewish state, a territory under British administration and an area to be annexed to Transjordan. It further recommended that the Jerusalem-Bethlehem area, as well as a corridor linking it to Jaffa, be placed under a new Mandate. The 1938 Woodhead Commission was then established to further the prospects of partition.