Statement of Information Relating to Acts of Violence

Statement of Information Relating to Acts of Violence

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Created July 1946
Purpose To provide information on the Jewish insurgency in Mandatory Palestine

The Statement of Information Relating to Acts of Violence was a White Paper published by the British Government on 24 July 1946.[1] It was published as a request of the Prime Minister following the British Operation Agatha on 29 June 1946.[2] Although it was published two days after the King David hotel bombing, it had been prepared prior to that event.[1]

The paper set out details of the Jewish insurgency in Mandatory Palestine, including evidence that the Jewish Agency had been complicit with the terrorist groups.[3] A telegram had been intercepted, including codenames, one of which "Hayyim" was understood to be Chaim Weizmann.[4]


  1. 1 2 Hansard HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 c41: "A White Paper, giving a statement of information relating to acts of violence in Palestine, will be available to Members at the Vote Office at 5 p.m. today. This Paper has been prepared in accordance with a promise made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in the Adjournment Debate on 1st July and was, of course, written before the recent outrage at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem.
  2. Grob-Fitzgibbon, Benjamin (3 May 2011). Imperial Endgame: Britain's Dirty Wars and the End of Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 48–. ISBN 978-0-230-30038-5.
  3. Cohen, Michael J. (14 July 2014). Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948. Princeton University Press. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-1-4008-5357-1.
  4. Hansard HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc183-4W: "There is reason to believe that Dr. Weizmann is the person184W referred to as Hayyim."
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