UNITED NATIONS

Department of Public Information

Press and Publications Bureau

Lake Success, New York

Press Release PAL/110

16 January 1948

U.K. STATEMENT ON PALESTINE CASUALTIES

SINCE U.N. DECISION ON PALESTINE

The United Kingdom Delegation announces the following figures of casualties in Palestine over the period from November 30 to January 10, inclusive:

Total British casualties (killed and wounded) 123:  Total Arab casualties, 1,059   Total Jewish casualties  769:   Other casualties  23.

The break-down of the casualties is as follows:

(a)  British

(I)

(II)

(III)

Police,

Soldiers,

Civilians,

killed  11

killed  17

killes  2

wounded 38

wounded 54

wounded 1

(b) Arab

(I)

(II)

(III)

Police,

Soldiers,

Civilians,

killed  2

killed  2

killed 291

wounded 18

wounded  4

wounded 742

(c) Jews

(I)

(II)

(III)

Police,

Soldiers,

Civilians,

killed  13

nil

killed 249

wounded 32

nil

wounded 475

(d) Other civilians

killed  14

wounded 9.


Document symbol: PAL/110
Document Type: Press Release
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), United Nations Palestine Commission (UNPC)
Subject: Armed conflict, Palestine question
Publication Date: 16/01/1948