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Woodhead Commission (Palestine Partition Commission) Report (1938)

The final report issued by the Palestine Partition Commission on 9 November 1938. More commonly known as the Woodhead Commission, this was a British technical commission established following the work of the Peel Commission in order to draw up a detailed scheme for the partition of Palestine and related arrangements. The Commission considered proposals by the Jewish Agency and Emir Abdullah of Transjordan. The report questioned the economic and political viability of partition and suggested that the two new states remain in a customs union with the Mandatory Government. However, as the Commission was mandated to draw up proposals for partition, it also included three Partition Plans, of which Plan C was considered the most practicable.