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The British promised both the Arabs and the Jews what they wanted. They did this to secure the aid of both parties in the fight against the Ottomans.
Economy flourishes in Palestine and standard of living went up.
Hitler comes to power, increases level of Jewish immigration. More jews in Jerusalem since roman times.
Arab Revolt centred around Jerusalem, this was suppressed by the british, 1/10 palestinians killed arrested or exiled.
WW2, GB needs the support of Arabs, promise cap on immigration + an Arab state within 10 years.
Jewish immigration from Europe + around the world. This led to tension with Arabs.
Mufti of Jerusalem gave voice to Arab fears about Jewish threats to Muslim holy places in Jerusalem. This causes protests/riots.
This support was rejected by the Arabs they instead supported Hitler (Jews would fight Hitler regardless.)
GB out of their depth in Palestine. Jews turn against British. King David Hotel bombing carried.
GB want to get out, so handover mandate(an official order or commission) to newly formed U.N.
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