Wednesday, February 13, 2013

When The Hangman Refused to Hang Jewish Resistance Fighters

On the matter of

Acre Gaol (Governor's Suspension)

from the Hansard's Parliament minutes:

HC Deb 13 August 1947 vol 441 c266W266W
Dr. Segal asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies for what reasons Mr. Charlton, the Governor of Acre Gaol, was suspended from his duties; what was the previous record of this officer in the Palestine Police Force; and what is to be his future disposal.

Mr. Creech Jones:
Mr. Charlton was suspended for refusing to carry out the execution of three Jewish terrorists. This matter is the subject of an inquiry instituted by the High Commissioner for Palestine and I am awaiting his report on the results of the investigation.

No good deed should go unrecognized.


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