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All Quiet in Jerusalem on Friday As Heavy Guard Patrols City

Up until four o’clock this afternoon Jerusalem remained quiet, although it faced a certain tenseness as a result of which all the shops in the Old City were closed.

Formidable military precautions were taken at noon time when the Moslems emerged from the Mosque of Omar. A long line of military conveyances barricaded the street near the Damascus gate. A cordon of street helmeted “Tommies” with bayonets drawn guarded the Government offices which are now also the headquarters for the troops in Palestine.

It is understood that an order was issued today to fire on anyone attempting to break through the barricade.