On 11 November 1937 military courts were established for the trial of offenses including the carrying of arms, which was now made punishable by death. Between 1937 and 1939, the British executed by hanging 112 Palestinians under the new law.
Palestine's poet laureate, Ibrahim Tuqan, a graduate of the American University of Beirut; NabIus, 1934. From 1936 to 1941 Tuqan was in charge of the Arabic section of the Palestine Broadcasting Station.
Adopting the tactics introduced by Zionist terrorists, the Palestinian resistance struck back with booby-trapped vehicles against Jewish targets: an explosion at the offices of the Palestine Post in Jerusalem killed twenty Jewish civilians on 1 February 1948.