Jerusalem (Sep. 13)
The Friday morning edition of the “Doar Ha’yom,” Jerusalem Hebrew daily, oppositional organ edited by Vladimir Jabotinsky, who is now abroad, was confiscated by the police in a spectacular raid carried out Thursday at midnight by Keith-Roach, Deputy District Commissioner of Jerusalem. The paper was suppressed and guards were stationed outside the building.
It is stated that the police action was the result of the publication of a poem by Reuveni on the Palestine events. Rumors of the impending raid were current during the day.
The Arab paper “Felestin” today published an article warning that “Palestine will become a blood bath if the Jews persist in their claims.” The Arab paper was not confiscated.
A number of Arab students who signed an appeal to the Arab population to boycott all Jewish merchants, were arrested today, charged with spreading seditious propaganda.
While Jewish housewives boycott only Arab products coming from Hebron, Motza and Lifta, where the perpetrators of the anti-Jewish massacres are centered, the appeal issued by the students, and printed by the Moslem orphanage press, widely distributed, said :
“Arabs ! Sever all commercial relations with Jews if you are concerned for the life of your country and your future. Keep away from the Jews who killed your innocent Arab brethren with weapons purchased with the money you paid in buying his goods, which he intends to utilize for the acquisition of land which should have remained in your hands, in order to drive you away from your fatherland. Know that in buying from the Jew you will work yourself for the extermination of your life and your country with your own hands and betray your fatherland and your religion. Therefore, you Arabs, whether Moslem or Christian, should boycott the Jew, buying nothing from him except land, selling him everything except land. Remember always, the words of the upright Caliph Omar Bekhutab, who said: ‘Foreigners shall overcome you in trade, which is one-third of domination.’
“Arab ! Remember that the Jew is your strongest enemy and that of your ancestors. Do not be misled by his cunning, for it was he who tortured Christ, peace be upon Him, and poisoned Mohamed, peace and worship upon Him. It is he who now endeavors to slaughter you as he did yesterday. Be aware that the best way to save yourself and your fatherland from the grasp of the foreign intruder, the greedy Jew, is to boycott him and support the industry of your fellow countrymen, thus winning satisfaction of your fatherland and God.”