Arab Marauders Kill Jewish Watchman at Children’s Village
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Arab Marauders Kill Jewish Watchman at Children’s Village

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Solomon Sandler, a Jewish watchman at the children’s village, Kfar Yeladim, in the Valley of Jezreel, was killed Monday evening when Arab raiders descended on the village, drove off four mules and cut down the telephone wires. The report of this raid on the children’s village, located on a hill overlooking Merhavia, just outside of Old Balfouria, was contained in a bulletin of the Zionist Executive issued this morning from Afulah.

It was estimated that fifteen raiders had entered a stable. When they heard the watchman approaching, they opened volley, killing him instantly. It is believed that about forty shots were fired.

Troops from Merhavia reached the spot within an hour, followed by police from Nazareth, but the marauders are still untraced. A military guard has

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been posted at the children’s village and patrols are searching the countryside for the perpetrators.

The watchman, who came from Tiberias, was temporarily engaged at the colony since the disturbances.

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