Jerusalem (Sep. 6)
Though life in Palestine is beginning to assume its normal aspects, Friday, a fortnight after the beginning of the anti-Jewish attacks by the Arabs, finds the capital of Palestine full of rumors which are being denied by the Governor of Jerusalem.
Anxiety was increased last Thurs- (Continued on Page 8)
day evening owing to the transfer of many troops to Beer Sheba and other parts of the country. Notwithstanding these rumors, the inhabitants are beginning to return to their normal mode of life. Railway and telephone communication throughout the country have been restored and the trains between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are crowded more than ever before due to the practical suspension of automobile traffic. The trains are flying British and foreign flags.
There is no sign of actual famine in Jerusalem, although there is some scarcity of vegetables and fruit due to the reluctance of the Jewish population to purchase Arab products. Shops in Jerusalem were open on Thursday as usual and the feeling was that if nothing happens on Friday “the worst will be over.”
As regards the situation outside of Jerusalem, it is difficult to obtain a reliable picture concerning the security in the country. Rumors concerning new skirmishes at Gaza and Beer Sheba were denied by the authorities, they declaring that all is quiet. Similarly, there is no information concerning the situation in Transjordania.
The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency received a report that Nasri El Fari, the lay leader of St. George’s Mission at Amman, capital of Transjordania, was killed.