In 1920, the Jewish leaders asked the British to arm and prepare Jewish defenders to compensate for the lack of adequate British troops. Dozens of reports ensure that the British military governor, Ronald Storrs, encouraged the Arabs and stopped the Jews from defending themselves. The voluntary petition was rejected and Zeev Jabotinsky together with Pinchas Rutenberg trained Jewish volunteers for their own community defense. The Jews informed the British of these efforts. Many of the volunteers were members of the Maccabi sports club and some of them were veterans from the Jewish Legion that fought with Great Britain in the First World War. By the end of March, around 600 people had done military training in Jerusalem. After the massacre, the Jews came to the conclusion that the British were not willing to defend the Jewish settlements from the Arab attacks, which is why they established entities of self-defense called Hagana (Defense). At the same time, Arab sheiks from 82 villages around Jerusalem and Jaffa (who affirmed to represent 70% of the population) protested in a document because of the manifestations against the Jews. However, other Arabic spokespeople affirmed that this sentence had been obtained through bribery. There may have effectively been a majority of Arabs that were against the killing of their fellow Jewish citizens, but, also, the radicals were the ones who ruled and established the agenda. From the Palestinian side, the revolts provoked the Arab leadership in Palestine to be seen less as part of the south of Syria and more as an Arabic community unique and separated. There was no concept of the Palestinian people. In the frame of this change, where the Arabs were left under the direct control of the British Mandate, the radicalized role of the born leadership became fundamental.