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Isolated Incidents of Violence Reaeal All Not Yet Quiet in Palestine

That all is not yet quiet in Palestine and that the situation is not as well in hand as it might be is evident from the frequency with which isolated but nevertheless significant occurrences of violence are reported. A British soldier in Safed was fired on and wounded today during a rain of shots that lasted for thirty minutes. The injured man was taken to the Hadassah hospital.

According to further particulars which have become available with regard to the outbreak at Safed, it has been established that the clash between Arabs and British soldiers occurred west of Safed about 7 o’clock last night. The clash was between English soldiers, who were escorting armored tanks, and a band of Arabs. The shooting in Safed lasted more than half an hour. A panic broke out in Safed, but no disorders occurred in the town itself.

Yesterday, Mekor Hayim, a suburb of Jerusalem, was fired on. A Jewish official, Mamman, who had recently been transferred to the law courts at Nazareth, was stoned there yesterday. He has resigned his position and left the town.

The continued assaults on-Jews are

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(Continued from Page 1) causing great excitement. The attacks on Dr. Ticho and the murder of Fanny Badash and the injury of her escort, Isaiah Levitte, are worrying the Jewish populace. Harry Sacher, member of the Zionist Executive, had an interview today with the High Commissioner in which he demanded that strong measures be taken to protect the Jewish population.

The Chief Rabbinate has ordered that prayers be said for the recovery of Dr. Ticho. Late medical bulletins indicate that the condition of the distinguished oculist, who has consistently befriended the Arabs, is better. Several Arabs suspected of the attack on Dr. Ticho have been arrested.

Commenting on the new incidents, the “Ha’Aretz” writes that in no country in the world is Jewish life and property so unprotected as now in Palestine.

The “Doar Hayom” declares that the attack was due to the weak attitude of the Government towards the Arabs.

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