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Trial of Jewish Constable, Accused of Murdering Five Arabs, Starts in Jaffa

Great tension marked the opening today of the trial of the Jewish police constable Hinkis, 23 years old, who is accused of the murder of an Arab family of five between Tel Aviv and Jaffa on August 25. The charge mentions the fact that the crime was committed after Arabs had killed four and wounded five Jews, meaning the outrage on Benjamin Goldberg and his friends, who were killed in Jaffa.

The prosecution claims that Hinkis, learning that Goldberg and his friends had been murdered, removed his cap and the numbers of his regiment, grabbed a rifle and joined the crowd which stormed the Arab house in which five were killed and two wounded. Judges Corries and Copeland compose the court that is trying Hinkis. Sherwell is the prosecuting attorney and Eli Ash is defending Hinkis.