31 Hood to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram UN340, NEW YORK, 18 April, 1948, 8.29 p.m.
IMMEDIATE SECRET CONFIDENTIAL
From Hood. Reference my immediately preceding telegram.
1. After early preamble resolution would proceed.
'Having taken note of the stated intention of the mandatory power to divest itself of administrative responsibility in Palestine after 15th May, and
Recognising that circumstances beyond its control have prevented Palestine Commission from adhering to the prescribed schedules of stages of implementation of the Assembly resolution of November 29th 1947,
Reaffirm principle of its resolution of November 29th 1947 in favour of the establishment of independent Jewish and Arab States in Palestine,
Requests the Palestine Commission:-
(a) To proceed immediately with the creation of provisional council of Government and local militia forces, in co-operation with the respective communities concerned, in the prescribed areas of Palestine.
(b) To assume as from May 15th, in co-operation with one or both of the provisional councils of Government, civil administration in the relevant area or areas of Palestine.
(c) To carry through, in co-operation with one or both of the provisional councils of Government, the remaining stages after May 15th prescribed in the Assembly resolution of November 29th 1947.
Calls on the States of the Arab League to prohibit their nationals from engaging in activities in Palestine designed to obstruct the carrying out of the Assembly resolution of November 29th 1947.
Calls on states, members of the United Nations, to [refrain from furnishing aid or encouragement to either community in Palestine which is acting without] the sanction of the Palestine Commission and in [obstruction of] the terms of the [General] Assembly resolution of November 29th 1947.'
[AA : A1838, 191/2/1A, II]