JERUSALEM (Jul. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Three persons were slightly wounded during a small earthquake shock felt in the country Sunday morning.
Although the new tremor caused no damage in Jerusalem, some added loss was felt in other Palestine towns and villages. Several houses were badly damaged in Hebron in yesterday’s shock. The tremor was felt in Nablus, Hebron, Tel-Aviv, Herzbah, Pekyin, Tul-Keren, Jaffa, Haifa, and Jerocho. The tremor was also felt at Amman, the capital of Transjordania, and at Es Salt.
A survey made by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established the fact that none of the American visitors or residents in the country were injured during the earthquake.
A message of sympathy was received today by the Acting High Commissioner from King George V.
Plans to administer to the needs of the victims of the earthquake were formulated by the Jerusalem committee formed to give relief. The Committee, which is carrying on its operations with the $25.000 fund cabled by Nathan Straus, well-known New York philanthropist, has allotted an amount of L. 1,000 for immediate relief to the inhabitants of Nablus, Ramleh, Ludd, and in the Transjordanian cities. The rest of the fund will be applied for the construction of barracks to house the families of which remained roofless.
Leaders of the Arab population in Nablus commented yesterday on the speedy response of Nathan Straus to the needs of the Palestine earthquake victims. “We have cabled for help to Rockefeller and to Henry Ford, but we have so far received no reply, while Nathan Straus sent his donation without having been asked,” they declered.
The Jewish Daily Bulletin received yesterday a cable from the Jerusalem “United Public Kitchen and Immigrants’ Sheltering Home” appealing for immediate assistance. The cable states that the Institution has suffered considerable loss in the earthquake.