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7 Jews in Hebron Were Saved by Arabs from Massacre

Under the caption “Light in Darkness,” the Hebrew daily “Davar” relates a number of incidents during the Palestine outbreak when Jews were sheltered from their assailants.

Two British officers of the Palestine Railways are praised in the paper for their efforts to shelter and protect Jews during the disturbances. District Railway Manager Philliphs, stationed at the Ludd station saw that no harm came to the Jewish passengers on trains coming into the station. He also protected Jews living near the station. Captain Jones, manager of the (Continued on Page 4)

railway shops at Haifa, protected Jewish laborers there.

The “Davar” relates how Arab villagers of Bectomar, near Hebron, sheltered and fed seven Jews who managed to escape the Hebron massacre. In token of gratitude to these villagers, Jewish warehouses in Jerusalem undertook to market all their produce.

How a Latin priest saved Rabbi Kaniel of Haifa was described today. An armed mob had surrounded the Rabbi’s house, located in a narrow street near the bazaar. Assisted by many of his congregants, the priest prevented the mob from carrying out their evil design against the Rabbi.

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