Jerusalem (Oct. 8)
The two Jewish policemen of the Jerusalem force who refused to go on duty in unsafe Arab quarters without being permitted to carry firearms were dismissed from the force.
The Hebron police informed the Chief Rabbinate that thirty-two Scrolls of the Law had been saved during the massacre. The Scrolls are now at the Hebron police headquarters.
The trial of Arabs charged with murder in the massacre perpetrated at Safed opens today in Haifa. Sixty-five Arabs have been summoned to appear.
The Moslem Christian Association of Jaffa despatched a cable to the British Colonial Office and a telegram to the Palestine government demanding the abolition of the collective punishment ordinance, providing the imposition of payment for damages on villages guilty of participating in the riots.
The Arab Executive is sending delegations to the Moslems of Iraq, India and Hedjaz to conduct propaganda and raise funds for purchasing land in Palestine to be added to the Waqf property (religious foundation).
The Arab paper, “Felestin,” reproducing a summary of the appeal issued by the Brith Shalom, Palestine Jewish organization seeking amity with the Arabs, mocks at the organization and alleges that the latter was established for the purpose of “misleading the Arabs and concealing the true Jewish aims.”