Commander of Troops Rushed to Safed Died on Way, Explanation
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Commander of Troops Rushed to Safed Died on Way, Explanation

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An explanation for the late arrival of the British troops in Safed, two hours after the massacre started, in which 22 Jews were killed and scores were wounded, was offered in the report that Captain Bulfin, in charge of the troops hurrying from Tiberias to Safed, a two-hour ride, was taken ill from stomach poisoning at Jenin, where he died.


The Chief of Police at Hebron, Mr. Cafferata, an Englishman, who was in charge of the arrangements to protect the Jewish population of Hebron, and who was accused by Jewish leaders of gross negligence and indifference during the massacre, was found wounded by his own revolver. It was explained by the authorities that he wounded himself inadvertently. He is now at the government hospital in Hebron.

H. C. Luke, Civil Secretary of the Palestine government, who was Acting High Commissioner during Sir John Chancellor’s absence, and during whose term of office the riots started, told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the “movement was entirely anti-Jewish.” He added: “If in some places the government or police officers were attacked, it was because the attackers were angry that the government defended the Jews.”

Safety has not yet returned to Jerusalem, and the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency returning from military headquarters today, observed that all Christian houses in the Hody City were marked with crosses. The population is disturbed over the lack of official news concerning the threatened invasion of Syrian and Trans jordanian tribes. The attacks on the Jewish colonies in Upper Galilee added to the feeling of anxiety and lack of safety.

Saturday morning the Jerusalem po- (Continued on Page 12)

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