Jerusalem (Sep. 23)
More arrests of Arabs charged with participation in the anti-Jewsh massacre at Safed were made by the police. In addition to the seventy Arabs imprisoned from the countryside, 150 Arabs, including several sheiks, writers and other intellectuals, were held. Ten capital charges were preferred. Eighteen of the prisoners, examined today, were charged with looting and arson. Some of the Jewish witnesses hesitate to testify for fear of reprisals.
Sheik Thalil of a village near Yesod Hamalah, the organizer of the attacks on the Jewish colony, disappeared. His son and brother were arrested.
An Arab of Yevneh was sentenced in the Jaffa district court to eighteen months imprisonment for possession of a rifle. Another accused of inciting the attack on Tel Aviv, was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
A Jewish merchant, Kvasso, of the Jerusalem suburb, a Bit Vegan, was arrested on the charge of killing an Arab during the attack on the suburb. The evidence against him was brought by Arabs.
A Jewish resident of Jerusalem, Rabinowitz, charged with possession of firearms, was fined Â£15.
The forty Jews who were imprisoned in the citadel at Acre have not been released on bail. Many have not even been formally charged, although they have been imprisoned for thirty days.