London (Aug. 26)
Additional warships are hastening to take in supplies at Malta to be held in readiness for instant departure for Palestine. Among them are the aircraft carrier “Eagle” and two destroyers which will leave for Jaffa tomorrow, Tuesday.
Severe fighting is reported from Tel Aviv with many casualties whose number is unknown. Troops have been despatched to Tel Aviv on a British cruiser which is expected to arrive there Tuesday.
Two hundred Americans are believed to be at present in Tel Aviv. (Continued from Page 1)
On Monday morning the Jewish population of Haifa, the Palestine port city, was attacked by a furious Moslem mob in the center and in the suburbs of the city. Three persons were killed and many were wounded.
The attack on the Jewish suburb of Haifa, Hadar, Ha’Carmel, was repulsed An appeal for help was received from the Jewish pioneer settlements in the neighborhood, situated in the Valley of Jezreel.
Reports were also received that new Arab demonstrations are being held in Ramleh.
THE ATTACK ON TEL AVIV, MANY KILLED AND INJURED
Martial law was proclaimed in Tel Aviv, the all-Jewish city and in Jaffa, the neighboring city with a mixed Arab Jewish population. A troop of 200 soldies was stationed at Tel Aviv. Seventy civilians were drafted into the Tel Aviv police service. The Jewish population was moved from the outskirts to the center of the city.
Six armored cars were ordered from Bagdad and more cavalry and infantry were asked from Cairo.
It was impossivle to ascertain the number of those killed and injured in Tel Aviv during the assaults and the defense on the border of Tel Aviv. The trouble started Sunday when the Moslem Arabs desired to march through Tel Aviv under the pretext of burying an Arab who was killed in the fighting in the cemetery situated on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. A number of the Arabs attempted to break into the city proper. The British police fired. Six Arabs were killed.
Fighting also took place in several quarters of Jaffa.
Saturday night, a mob of Moslem Arabs attacked the government offices at Jaffa. The British police opened fire, repelling the attack. Five Arabs were killed and over thirty wounded.