Jerusalem (Oct. 3)
Asserting that the murder of individual Jews in Jerusalem and elsewhere reveals that the hidden hand designing the general massacre is still active, the Hebrew paper “Doar Ha’yom” declare in an editorial that the purpose is doubtless to turn Palestine into a shambles with the view of realizing the Mufti’s announced ambition that the “Jews be removed from Palestine in British warships.” The Mandate, however, is not an internal British affair alone and certainly not that of the Palestine government alone, continues the paper. Let London and large Jewish centers throughout the world know that security is not restored and that a month after the bloody events, murders continue, it writes.
The Yemenite recluse shot Tuesday night makes the second murder in Jerusalem within a few days and the third in Palestine within a week, in addition to one wounded in Jaffa on Tuesday, who had miraculously escaped in the Beer Tuvia attack. Yesterday he was stabbed in the head in the Jaffa bazaar during the panic there. His condition is grave.
Gun running in the Arab villages is evidently in full swing. The hills around Jerusalem echo with shots, according to Jewish settlers of Ataro who believe that the villagers are busily engaged in target practice with rifles pouring in from Transjordania.
General Dobbey, accompanied by Police Commandant Mavrogoradato, who is touring Judea and Samaria, caused astonishment in the Jewish colony Hedera when he asked the head of the council how he expects to fortify and defend the colony in the event of the withdrawal of British troops. The council head did not reply, but urged first that a military post be stationed there, the return of the sealed armories which the government removed from the colony a half year ago, and that the local police be strengthened.