Jerusalem (Jan. 4)
Obstruction on the part of Arabs who refused to permit colonists of the Jewish colony, Hedera, to plow their land, led to a row and the arrest of the Arab assailants.
When some of the colonists attempted to plough their fields, a group of Arabs refused to permit them, chasing them from the fields and destroying the fences. The Arabs, who had been permitted free pasturage for their cattle on the colony lands, claimed that the land was theirs. Until last week, when the Bedouins received a visit from Vadie Bustani, anti-Zionist Arab agitator, they had been free “squatters” on the land by favor of the colonists.
Several of the Arabs were arrested and later released on bail.
Several years ago Bustani led a group of Arabs who uprooted the eucalyptus tree planting of the colonist at Caesarea.