Jerusalem (Aug. 30)
A new bloody massacre on the Jewish population of Safed, one of the sacred cities of Palestine, the seat of the Caballa, was perpetrated Thursday by Moslem Arab bands, notwithstanding the presence in the city of British police and troops. Seven Jews were killed and 30 were wounded, so far as could be ascertained at the writng of this despatch. Looting is still going on and many houses are inaccessible.
Among those killed are:
Rabbi Ishmael Cohen
Mr. Maman, Hadassah official
Mr. Afriat, director of a Mizrachi religious school
2 men as yet unidentified.
Refugees who reached Jerusalem this morning from Safed told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the massacre started Thursday evening at six o’clock. British reinforcements, sent from Tiberias, arrived at midnight, two hours after the bloodshed was stopped. The first attack was perpetrated on the Jewish Sephardic quarter of Safed, where the seven persons were killed. An American, Samuel Greenstein, is among the wounded.
Six inmates of the Jewish orphan asylum were wounded. Eliah Godbater, director of the orphanage, was wounded. The Arab attackers tortured and burned some of the Jewish victims to death.
The Jewish population of Safed, numbering 3,000, is without bread or water. Aid is being rushed from Tiberias and Haifa. The Jewish colonies, Rosh Pinah and Machnaim, are in danger.