Jerusalem (Aug. 21)
Three persons were seriously injured, 21 beaten, and several were arrested, in a clash this morning between the British police of Jerusalem and a Jewish funeral procession in which three thousand participated.
It was the funeral of Abraham Mizrachi, one of the victims of the anti-Jewish attacks by Arabs at various points in Jerusalem occurring since last Thursday. Mizrachi was stabbed Saturday afternoon near the Bukharin quarter. The news of his death spread rapidly among the Jewish population. The police, including many Arabs, were mobilized to guard order and, it was stated, forced the procession to leave the main road in order to prevent an Arab-Jewish encounter.
Dr. Wolfgang von Weisl, correspondent of the Berlin “Vossische Zeitung,” and a member of the Zionist Revisionist party, was arrested at the Jerusalem post office in an encounter with a sheik. He was released several hours later.
A speaker at the funeral exercises charged the Jerusalem police with failure to do its duty in protecting the Jewish population against assaults by Arabs.
Two new attacks on Jews occurred Tuesday afternoon in the Old City. One was seriously wounded and taken to a hospital. Two Arabs were arrested.
Sixteen Jews and 27 Arabs were arrested by the police since the beginning of the agitation on Thursday, August 15, the day of Tisha B’Ab. Since then, 26 persons were wounded in the attacks. Among the wounded are 16 Arabs and 10 Jews. Of those arrested, seven Arabs and six Jews are still held by the authorities; the others were released on bail.
The police guard at the Wailing Wall has been extended since Sunday. A guard has always been on duty at the Wall during the day. Since Sunday a night watch was added.