Seven years later , Syrian Arabs won rights for striking , and Palestinians decided to use the same tactic . protesting to end jewish immigration , land sales and have a national government for themselves , refusing to work or pay taxes . roads, railways , oil pipes attacked .
The British reaction was harsh , leaders arrested , rebels flogged , .
6 months 20,000 British troops took control in October 1936 at Britain's request , neighbouring Arab states got involved and called for peace .