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Military Authorities Confident of Peace in Southern Palestine

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Saturday was an eventless day throughout the country.

A number of Orthodox Jews, colorfully dressed in their Sabbath kaftans and fur-caps regained courage, leaving their homes in the quarer of Meah Shearim and other quarters en route to the Wailing Wall and to the synagogues in the Old City.

Despite the curfew, which drops like a dark cloak after night fall stilling all movement and silencing all traffic from Dan to Beersheba, Jerusalem is slowly regaining its normalcy during daytime.

In the part of the city near the Allenby Hotel the air was filled with noises of motorcars and the shouts of their Arab drivers inviting Jewish and Moslem passengers to take seats in their Jaffa-bound busses, showing that confidence is being regained that at least one of the main roads has been made safe for travel.

The military are confident that no more trouble need be expected in the southern part of Palestine. This was shown in the removal towards Jaffe of the plane-carrier “Courageous,” which was anchored outside of Gaza, when the Bedouins in the neighborhood of Beersheba threatened to march on Jerusalem.

A special notice issued today by Sir Chancellor authorized the Commissioner of Lands to empower the district commissioners to carry out the provisions of the collective punishment ordinance.

Applications for compensation must be made within one month from the occurrence of the loss or the injury or both. In respect to the loss of life or the damage of property compensation is payable, under the ordinance, only where collective fines were levied.

LEADER OF MOTZA COLONY ARRESTED FOR MURDER

Much attention was attracted by the arrest Friday afternoon of Samuel Broze, one of the most prominent Jewish colonists in the country and head of the Jewish community of Motza, the settlement near Jerusalem where a number of Jews were killed in the massacre and where much damage was caused during the Moslem Arabs attack. Mr. Broze who settled in Motza forty years ago lost his entire property during the attack, his farm having been destroyed by fire. His arrest was effected on an affidavit by a local Arab policeman. He was charged with murder. He was released Saturday afternoon under £500 bail, furnished by the Anglo-Palestine Company. The entire Jewish family, Makleff, consisting of six persons, and others were slaughtered during the attack on Motza.

Eight Jewish youths who were arrested in Jerusalem because they were found on the streets after six P. M. were released, being sentenced to pay a fine of two shillings each. Twenty (Continued on Page 8)

Arab youths who were arrested at Tul-Kerem, were taken to Nablus where they were released under £200 barf each. They were ordered to report to the police twice daily.

A full session of the Vaad Leumi, the National Council of Palestine Jews, was called for Sunday morning to discuss the present situation in Palestine.

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