On 28 March 1921, following his interview with Abdullah, Churchill received a deputation from the Third Palestine Arab Congress, headed by its President, Musa Kazem Pasha al-Husseini. In a long memorandum, it claimed that the Congress was “a true representative of Palestinians” in which all classes from towns and villages were legally represented. They professed unswerving friendship for England, “too obvious to require proof.” Their sympathy for England had brought upon them the wrath of the Turks, who had systematically persecuted, tortured, executed, and exiled many of them. Palestinians had responded to King Hussein’s call and consequently thousands had deserted from the Turkish army to join his forces and to assist the Allies.