Key features of the Peel Commission
One key feature was the cause of the Peel Commission- Arab and Jewish violence gave the British the impression that both sides were unable to live peacefully together and that partition was necessary. Violence in Jaffa and the Arab revolts were the most notable events- the Arab Revolt that began in 1936 was in response to the growing Jewish population and an Arab opinion that the British were pro-Jewish. They therefore called a general strike, unwilling to work or cooperate with Jews and the British with acts of violence towards as well. The British took a harsh stance killing thousands of Arabs, burning down their villages in putting down the revolt. However the British knew this stance they had taken was unsustainable and they had to devise a new solution. That is why the Peel commission was eventually formed.