Jerusalem (Oct. 3)
The demand for the dismissal of Norman Bentwich from the post of Attorney General in the Arab Executive. After a two-hour the Palestine Government seems to have been made the principal issue by interview between the Grand Mufti and the High Commissioner on Tuesday, the Arab Executive held a conference on Wednesday, when, it is understood, the insistence on Mr. Bentwich’s resignation was decided upon. According to a report, it is the intention of the Arab Executive to proclaim a general strike every Wednesday until the present Attorney General is removed from his post.
It is reported here that the father of one of the American students killed at Hebron has filed a claim in the amount of $250,000.
The Arab propaganda for an anti-Jewish boycott is continuing. Under a new ruling boycott agitators are to be fined Â£25, the District Commissioner to personally try such cases.
The British war vessel, “Lancer,” arrived in Beirut waters. Three more are expected on October 9, to visit Beirut and other Syrian ports.
The new suburb to the north of Tel Aviv will be named “Ephraim” in (Continued on Page 4)
memory of Ephraim Chizik who was killed during the Arab attack on the Jewish colony Hulda.
The steamer “Adria” arrived bringing 300 passengers, including a number of Jews. H. Wolofsky, publisher of the “Canadian Jewish Eagle,” and Joseph Weiss were among the passengers, as was Dr. David Yellin returning from Europe.
Owing to his gallant conduct during the disturbances, Police-Inspector Duff, one of the most unpopular figures with Palestine Jewry since he directed the police raids at the Wailing Wall last Yom Kippur and on Lag B’Omar, has now earned the gratitude of Jews. A Hebrew University student withdrew the charge he had filed against Duff, mentioning the Inspector’s defense of Mishmar Ha’Emek, which an Arab mob attempted to raid.
An open letter of thanks to Police Commandant Riggs was published by Yemenite Jews of Tel Aviv. Commandant Riggs, the letter states, “risked his life to protect innocents during the attack on Jaffa on August 25, saving hundreds from massacre, murder and suffering.”