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Attorney-general Bentwich’s Appeal for a More Server Sentence for Jew Denied

Sentence of Leon Hurlitz, a Jew, for retaining his revolver during the attack on the Sharehessed quarter was upheld by the Court of Appeal yesterday. Hurlitz was originally fined $15. The case was appealed by Attorney-General Norman Bentwich, who urged a more severe sentence. The Court of Appeal also reduced the 15-year sentences imposed on twelve Safed Arabs, charged with burning a Jewish house, to five years. Jacob Hassun, a Jew, charged with looting the Arab tax office during the riots of last August, was acquitted.

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